Hand tracking coming to Oculus Quest in early 2020

Hand tracking for Oculus Quest was announced at today's Oculus Connect 6 Day One keynote.

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Hand tracking is coming to Oculus Quest in early 2020, as announced at the Oculus Connect 6 Day One keynote live stream.

Hand tracking coming to Oculus Quest is a big step in the right direction, as user will no longer be required to use controllers or peripherals. As VR continues to move forward, having less hardware in the way is a blocker removed from casual users making the jump to VR experiences.

A blog post on the Oculus website had this to say about hand tracking in Oculus Quest:

While it might be easy to dismiss as a natural step for VR, hand tracking is a huge deal. Every piece of hardware, instance of pairing, or device that needs to be charged is a complication that will prevent some users from feeling confident enough to jump into the VR space. Any removal of those complications will help Oculus expands its reach.

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