E3 2014 is well underway this week, but that doesn’t mean developments outside of the event have to stop. Control VR, for example, has just passed its Kickstarter campaign funding goal of $250,000 USD just a five days after launching last week. Over 660 backers contributed to the campaign to help reach its goal, with another 24 days to go before it reaches its conclusion on Saturday, 5th July 2014.
Control VR is a new form of virtual reality (VR) videogame input. It takes the form of gesture controlled glove, which tracks finger, hands and arm movements using DARPA-designed microsensors. It’s possible to wear a glove on each hand to provide an authentic in-game experience that replicates the user’s movements. Backers can currently pledge to secure a one-arm developer kit for $350, or a two-arm kit for $600 which also tracks body movements. The kits will be compatible with PC, Mac and Linux and work with the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Those development kits are hoping to ship in December 2014 for the first 1,000 Kickstarter backers, with later orders following through in early 2015. Now that the campaign has been passed, the developer may share some additional stretch goals, though this is yet to be confirmed. VRFocus will continue to follow Control VR’s progress going forward, bringing you all the latest on its development.