Virtual reality is an ever-changing technology, while we know the Oculus Quest 2 supports Hand Tracking, what about full-body tracking?
For many looking to step into virtual reality, it can be important to know where the limitations are and consequently find the best VR headset to suit their needs.
Let's dive in!
Does Oculus Quest 2 Have Full Body Tracking?
The answer is more complex than you may think because technically it is both yes and no.
The Oculus Quest 2 as a stand-alone device does not support full-body tracking, however, there are some peripherals that claim to allow for full-body tracking on the VR headset.
However, we know that not all games on Quest 2 support hand tracking and even fewer support full-body tracking.
Listed below are a selection of games that support hand tracking on Oculus Quest 2:
- Hand Physics Lab
- Richie's Plank Experience
- The Line
- Vacation Simulator
- Waltz Of The Wizard
So, in short, yes, as long as you're willing to spend the money on peripherals.
What Is Full Body Tracking?
Full-body tracking is essentially when your whole body is mapped into the virtual world, allowing you to move around all parts of your body, such as arms and legs and your character in the VR setting will mimic your actions.
Essentially, the same concept as hand tracking, but rather than following your hand movements, your entire body movement is transferred to your virtual avatar in real-time.
Is Full Body Tracking Worth It?
As mentioned before, in order to access full-body tracking on the Quest 2, you'll have to splash out on some additional peripherals, so, is it worth doing so?
While the idea of being able to mimic the movement of your entire body into the virtual world is an awesome concept, at the moment, the Quest 2 may not perform as seamlessly as you'd hope.
Plus, the peripherals you'll need as mentioned before do not come with the headset, and you're likely looking at upwards of 200 pounds or dollars to get set up properly, and as always with aftermarket solutions, they may not be the most reliable.
On top of this, few Oculus Quest 2 games currently support full-body tracking so you may be limited by your experiences anyway.
For us, we'd say if it's something you absolutely want to experience then go for it, though we'd suggest it could be worth waiting until it is a more accessible and widely supported feature.