Venture Beat | OptiTrack adds realism to shooting games in VR

When you suit up for an OptiTrack demo, it feels pretty serious. First, the demo guy puts a very heavy machine gun in your hands. Then, he straps a backpack with a big battery onto your back. And then, you put on a VR headset.

I tried out the OptiTrack Active demo at the recent SVVR event in San Jose, Calif., and it was perhaps the most realistic experience I’ve had in a shooting game in VR. The demo used the OptiTrack technology with the Oculus Rift VR headset, a Striker VR faux assault gun, and an MSI VR One backpack PC. The setup was fairly heavy, and by the end of the demo, my arms were getting tired.

OptiTrack is targeting the concept for theme park VR experiences or VR arcades — like those that are popping up around the country and in places like China and Japan.

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