Sixense’s wireless motion controller system STEM and its protracted development process seems finally to be nearing an end. To that end, the company have released 3 new videos of demo games early adopters will receive along with their hardware.
STEM’s troubled development history is by now well documented. An early example of crowdfunded success followed by prototype design and certification issues a reminder of the drawbacks for this form of product funding and development.
However, the project looks to be nearing end, with multiple recent updates from the firm seeming to indicate the wireless, motion control system which offers a unique approach to VR input, may soon be in backers hands.
Now, Sixense have released videos of 3 demo’s that will ship alongside the hardware; a shooting range, gold and the now famous lightsaber demo (now christened ‘Slash’ for obvious reasons).
We’ve seen first hand the shooting range offering before, when it was used to demonstrate Sixense’s use of sensor fusion, using IMU’s to counteract magnetic distortion which plagued earlier STEM units. Both Ben Lang and Reverend Kyle came away suitable impressed at the system’s new intuitive accuracy
Below the new video demonstrates just why this Sixense’s STEm tech still offers the potential for some incredibly cool VR experiences. Quick, responsive and above all accurate shooting (something tells me this guy may have played it before) are joined with fun gun-juggling and two-hand clip reloading. It’s like Duck Hunt from the future!
Precisely when backers will receive their STEM systems however is still a mystery, although it does seem imminent. Either way, once we receive our units, we’ll be sure to report our findings.