Seemingly the next rush for innovation within the virtual reality (VR) industry, Remoria VR has today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their universal controller. Hot-on-the-heels of Merge Labs’ Moonshot controller reveal, Remoria VR’s Lignum, a new immersive controller for mobile VR, is compatible with both iOS and Android.
Lignum is a wireless Bluetooth 4.1 device specifically designed for mobile VR. An array of sensors allow motion and orientation tracking at low latency (~10ms) which is a critical part of any VR system. Additionally, the versatility of the Lignum SDK, which spans from Samsung Gear VR through Windows to Mac and Linux, enables the developers to create VR experiences beyond the traditional platforms.
“The mobile Virtual Reality industry is dominated by Android and we were looking for an innovative controller that would be compatible with iOS and other platforms as well. However, we did not manage to find any product that would satisfy our need. That’s why we decided to create Lignum” says Marco de Falco, CEO of Remoria VR. “It can be asked how Lignum differs from the other controllers that are currently available on the market. As everybody knows, Google has recently launched its VR platform, Daydream. Daydream is built directly into Android 7.0 Nougat, which means that it will support only the high performance devices. Nevertheless, there are just a few Daydream-ready smartphones. This fact creates a huge obstacle for the developers who would like to build their own VR experiences but do not own the necessary devices certified by Google. So what about them? Lignum is the answer!”
The campaign is now live, with the funding goal of €20,000 EUR. Achieving this goal will help the company build a community of developers around the controller and consequently encourage them to build immersive and interactive mobile VR content. You can find out more details on the Lignum Kickstarter campaign page, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest universal input devices for VR platforms.