Leap Motion Moves Into VR

VR is on the horizon, while gesture-based gaming is yesterday’s fad. But that doesn’t mean that VR and motion-based gaming can’t combine forces. Leap Motion – creators of the self-named device that lets you play PC titles with your hands – has launched a mount and a new software update for the Leap Motion that lets you use it and the Oculus Rift together.

The Oculus Rift isn’t out to the public apart from the dev kits, but Leap Motion has its controller up and running with the headset, and it even can keep track of your hands before they enter your field of view.

Check out the trailer below for a quick demonstration of what’s possible or go to the Leap Motion site.

For more on the Leap Motion controller, check out Ben and Kyle’s test run of the regular Leap Motion controller.

[Source: Leap Motion]

Our Take
The fidelity at which Leap Motion appears to have blended the two technologies is impressive, but it seems just as silly making gestures in mid-air whether you’re immersed in the VR world or starring at a laptop screen.

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