Microsoft just announced new motion controllers for their Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets and they are called as you might think the Windows Mixed Reality controllers. The controllers can be connected by the sensors put in the headsets. They don’t use any other cameras or chips.
Windows Mixed Reality controllers are very close to some other existing controllers in the market. On the front end of the controller is a ring of LEDs that are used for tracking and right around the thumb area is a round trackpad, an analog stick and a menu button. Right along the body is a Windows button and a side grip trigger. The rings are set perfectly to keep up with the movement of your head considering the headset is what it connects to.
The Mixed Reality controllers are designed based on inside-out tracking. We have seen in previous events from Microsoft that they are trying to design an augmented reality system that will not need a dedicated space. If they do make a system good enough to work properly and work without a dedicated space then gamers are going to have a field day with it. Also prepare for a lot of broken dishes after a good long game.
No details on a price tag just yet. They have been bundled up with a bunch of other products. But no separate price tag is put on the product. It is a pretty awesome first batch of product. Let’s just hope the market reacts to it well.