Steam add-on makes VR games more accessible

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VR games, As good as virtual reality gaming is, much of it involves total mobility, and that risks leaving behind people with physical disabilities who would love to play…

That might not be a problem in the future for at least some games. 2MW has released WalkinVR Driver, a free Windows app that makes SteamVR games and apps more accessible. You can perform virtual movements (such as stopping) and adjust the position of the controller to compensate for limited movement, and you can even get help with the movement and buttons of another person operating an Xbox controller.

The team is also promising an update within two to three weeks that will add manual tracking using the Kinect sensor that has been discontinued from Microsoft. According to the creators, this could help people with limited or erratic movements to play when they can’t have a controller. And when embedded manual tracking is still relatively rare in virtual reality, this could help extend the reach of the technology.

The Walking VR controller works with any headset that is compatible with Steam VR games. While that limits compatible software, it still opens up many creative games and apps to a section of the population that would otherwise have to be content to watch. The software can also encourage developers to adapt more to virtual reality, so you may see more games with built-in accessibility.

Source : Engadget 

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