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Valve Prototyping New HTC Vive VR Controllers

by Matthew Kato on Oct 13, 2016 at 04:53 AM

Valve is holding its Steam Dev Days, and at the developer event the company revealed prototype controllers for the HTC Vive – the VR platform created by Valve and HTC.

From reports, the prototype's main differentiator from the currently available Vive controllers is that the user can close his/her hand around the controller. This simulates your avatar picking up and dropping objects onscreen. As the photos from Pluto VR developer Shawn Whiting show, the controllers strap onto the hands and feature lights and other sensors.

No release date, pricing, or other details have been officially announced for these design-in-progress controllers.

For more on the Vive and its current controllers, check out our review of the hardware.

[Source: Verge and Shawn Whiting]