'No motion sickness with Vive VR,' claims Newell

'No motion sickness with Vive VR,' claims Newell
Ben Parfitt

By Ben Parfitt

March 5th 2015 at 2:35PM

Valve boss insists "zero per cent" of people will suffer from common complaint of virtual reality devices

Valve reckons it has cracked the motion sickness problem that virtual reality headsets cause with a number of players.

Boss Gabe Newell admitted to The New York Times that he’d reacted badly to previous demonstrations of VR tech, describing them as the “world’s best motion sickness inducers”.

However, the company’s own headset – the HTC made Vive – has cracked the issue, Newell claims, thanks to its laser positioning system that accurately maps a player’s real movements to the game. He reckons that  “zero per cent of people get motion sick” as a result.

Furthermore, the tracking system – called Lighthouse – is being offered free to select hardware manufacturers.

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