The creators of the dinosaur game, Island 359, put the accuracy of SteamVR’s positioning to the test by juggling three Vive Trackers.
Steve Bowler, CEO of CloudGate Studio, has published a tweet in which he asks how accurate is HTC Vive and Trackers, and the answer is a video in which he juggles with three Trackers very convincingly. In order to be able to pick up the Trackers in the air, a good latency is required in order for our coordination to be accurate and this test, although it sounds a bit like a joke, is something that is usually done a lot. In fact, to test the latency of wireless solutions with Vive it is also very common to juggle with motion controllers.
How accurate are the @htcvive and the Trackers?
This accurate. pic.twitter.com/DbiLGKiuvi
— Steve Bowler (@gameism) March 28, 2017
The company has indicated in another subsequent tweet that they are working on serious things with the Trackers and not joking with them. At the last MWC, CloudGate Studio was part of the HTC booth to demonstrate full-body positioning with the use of three Trackers, so we expect Island 359 to include support once the Trackers are on sale for users. Developers can purchase the devices from this Monday for € 119.99 plus shipping costs.