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HTC Vive Pro update brings finger tracking to VR

October 22, 2018 / IAN HAMILTON

So you’d like to dive in to the virtual reality universe, but you’d rather not have to hold controllers. The most recent announcement from HTC’s Vive crew suggests that the HTC Vive Pro will soon have 6DoF hand and finger tracking with a simple software update. “Through the front-camera and its proprietary AI computer vision technology, Vive Pro users can soon interact in VR environments directly with their hands without the need for any specialized tracking hardware.”At last, there’s one VERY CLEAR reason why the HTC Vive Pro is a better VR headset than its significantly less expensive brethren. This update will be released to HTC Vive Pro users “soon,” and developer tools will be made available to registered Viveport developer “in the near future.” So, not too specific on the drop dates there, but still – cool beans.There’s a new VIVE Wave Full 6DoF Controller Dev Kit out in the wild right now, available for deve...