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Trinity Magnum Launches Kickstarter!

By July 21, 2014March 24th, 2020News

Looks like we have the makings of another VR controller getting ready to develop and hit the market. Unlike its predecessors which are more purposefully generic, the Trinity Magnum seems to be well suited as the peripheral of choice for FPS games. It will of course work with other content options; it just seems to be more well suited as a gun-like peripheral.

The Trinity Magnum can be handled by one hand or two, and features a built-in 95Hz 9-axis IMU (motion tracker). Positional tracking is an optional add-on when the unit is combined with a webcam, PS Eye, Microsoft Kinect, and possibly the Oculus DK2 camera (if its programmable for this purpose). Webcams will have varying success for positional tracking, so OpenCV compliant units are recommended for the best results.

It’s unclear if the actual software plug-ins are ready yet, but their API is expected to be agnostic and work with Unity, Oculus’s SDK, Unreal Engine, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.

Their Kickstarter is running now, and their targeted goal is $60,000 by August 20, 2014. Good luck! Every industry member is a welcome member.

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