If you own a Meta Quest headset then it’s highly likely you’ve given hand tracking a go. Whether you love it or not, XR headset manufacturers are going all in on the technology. Whether that’s to offer an alternative to controllers or dispense with them altogether, we’re in a new hand-tracking revolution where immersion is key. Controllers are seen more as a hindrance than a necessity. But are they?
The implementation of hand tracking for Meta Quest 2 has improved fantastically since the original launch. It’s become more accurate, solved the issue of hand occlusion and much more. Basically, it’s far more practical to use. But it’s not perfect as recent articles like our Silhouette review a test. The biggest issue with hand tracking has always been speed; the inability to keep up with fast-moving gameplay. This is something Meta now claims to have improved upon. To showcase this, you’ll want to download Move Fast on Quest 2.
We’ve all faced the dilemma when sitting down to play a videogame and you find that the controller is dead. Whether that’s because you’ve forgotten to charge the damn thing or those cheap AA batteries you picked up only managed to last a few paltry hours. If you’ve got a Meta Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset then there’s always a third option for that gaming fix, hand tracking.