The Oculus Quest is getting controller-free hand tracking this week
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Oculus is rolling out native hand tracking to the Quest, its standalone virtual reality headset, starting this week. Previously expected to arrive sometime in 2020, hand tracking will be available as an experimental feature in software version v12 in the coming days. Once this update is installed, you can turn on hand tracking in the Experimental Features menu. Then, you can switch between Touch controllers and hand tracking with a toggle switch in the Oculus Home menu.
Before you get too excited, there wont be much support for hand tracking at launch. Oculus notes that the headsets Library and Store interfaces and the Oculus Browser and Oculus TV apps will work, but thats it for now. It plans to release the developer toolset for…