VRChat Planning to Add Native Support for Eye Tracking
VRChat will add native eye-tracking support.
The eye tracking support will cover PC (through the OSC protocol) and the Quest Store app on Quest Pro. Meta has just cut the Quest Pro price from $1,499.99 to $999.99.
A preview video that runs standalone on the Meta Quest Pro headset has been released by developers.
Late last year, VRChat introduced support for controller-free hand tracking to the Quest Store app. However, VRChat is yet to announce aby plans for native support for Quest Pro’s face tracking.
Meta’s Horizon suite already supports eye tracking and face tracking but these features aren’t supported yet in other third-party social platforms such as Bigscreen and Rec Room.
Current avatars that feature moving eyes should work without requiring any changes. Both eyelids will initially be controlled simultaneously enabling the avatars to blink but not wink. However, a future SDK update will enable the avatars to blink.