Sixense has put together a video showing their STEM prototype played with one of my favorite Oculus Rift demos — Crashland. The Sixense team is also doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit where the community can post questions directly to the creators of the Hydra and STEM.

Crashland is my personal favorite Hydra + Oculus Rift demo and I’m glad to see Sixense demoing it with their STEM prototype. While the video only shows a two-tracker integration, similar to the current Hydra functionality, the developer of Crashland tells me that he has backed the STEM Kickstarter, so I’m fully expecting that we’ll see full integration when the STEM developer kits start to reach backers.

Crashland is on my ‘must play’ list — if you have a Hydra and Oculus Rift, but haven’t given this demo a try yet, I would absolutely encourage you to do so. Read up on my impressions and see the latest on Crashland development here.

If you haven’t gotten in on the STEM Kickstarter yet, check it out here. They just dropped prices for the five-tracker bundle!

Sixense AMA on Reddit Today

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Sixense is holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit today at 2PM EST in the r/oculus subreddit. For those who are unfamiliar, an AMA session is basically a live Q&A that anyone can participate in. The team is teasing that they’ll be announcing a “new feature of the STEM System” during the AMA — any guesses as to what it could be?

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