The beauty of a VR experience is that it makes you feel as if you’re a part of that experience. It’s almost natural to want to reach out and manipulate objects with your hands when you have a VR headset strapped to your face. This is where Leap Motion sees potential and is making it happen. The company announced today that an optional faceplate will soon be released for Razer’s open source OSVR headset which will add Leap Motion sensors to it.
Leap Motion is actually going to work with Razer to build a VR headset that has all of its sensors built right into it. To start things off though the optional faceplate will be released for the OSVR’s hardware developer kit.
It will be possible to get an OSVR without the Leap Motion sensors but it just makes so much more sensor to go with them. You would want to manipulate objects you see in the VR experience with your hands and Leap Motion lets you do just that. Plus since it’s in one package developers only need to code for a single platform, so its easier for them as well.
Leap Motion isn’t stopping with OSVR. The company has plans to brings its technology to other virtual reality headsets as well. OSVR developer kits are expected to go on pre-order this May with shipments likely to go out by June 2015.