Valve Opens the Gates for Third-Party HTC Vive Controllers

The HTC Vive and Valve’s SteamVR make for one of the more compelling virtual reality experiences, mixing in real-world motion tracking with the immersive headset. But third-party manufacturers couldn’t tap into the Vive’s full potential and make creative new peripherals—until now. SlashGear reports that Valve has opened up the SteamVR Tracking API to developers, allowing them to access more information provided by the Vive’s Lighthouses: Currently, it consists of three key components. The base station – the beacons known as Lighthouses in the Vive setup – comes in pairs for 360-degree… more

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