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Developer Producers Motion-Sensing Gun Peripheral for Oculus Rift

A developer with access to an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has produced a interesting new input for use with the device. Chris Gallizzi recently revealed a a prototype for a motion-sensing gun that can be used in first-person shooters in VR.

The weapon, which can be see above, is co-developed with Hyperkin and uses gyro sensors to track the user’s movements. It’s also kitted out with a vibrating motor for rumble and connects to hardware using Bluetooth. As Gallizzi explains, the device was 3D printed.

For now the peripheral remains a work in progress. There are few details on when the device might be complete although Gallizzi hopes to have it ready in time for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, which could arrive as early as the end of this year. VRFocus will continue to chart the development of the product and report back with all the latest.