A ‘Racket Sports Set’ designed to be suitable with HTC Vive‘s Tracker, the modular positionally-tracked puck that you should use to track practically anything in VR, has simply made an look on the Vive equipment website. The Tracker has solely been out there for anybody claiming to be a developer since early this yr, however the brand new accent itemizing might be a sign of its upcoming business launch.
Update (11/14/17): It’s been delivered to our consideration that Vive Tracker could also be out there by way of a number of European third-party retailers, though HTC doesn’t promote the Tracker on any of its European subsites themselves. We’ve reached out to HTC for clarification whether or not Trackers bought by means of these third-parties may be thought-about business models, or developer models.
HTC began delivery more than 1,000 Vive Tracker dev kits to builders again in February 2017 in an effort to kick-start an ecosystem of useful equipment and VR recreation implementations for the Lighthouse-tracked accent. At the time, the corporate maintained a Q2 2017 business launch for the tracker, though the one area the place it may be bought for shopper use is by means of the corporate’s Chinese website for 800 yuan (~$120).
At the time of this writing, the Tracker developer package ($100) is presently out of inventory.
Now the corporate has listed a Tracker-compatible Racket Sport Set on its US site. There’s no worth and even pictures presently out there for the gadget, which will probably be bought with and with out the Tracker, only a itemizing that results in a 404.
Well be maintaining a tally of the Tracker within the coming days, because it too is presently with out an official worth or launch date.