Earlier this week VRFocus reported that TrinityVR’s Magnum controller for virtual reality (VR) videogames would be supported in the upcoming VR sci-fi racing title, Radial-G. Now the company has confirmed a total of four new products that will integrate the device, including both software and hardware. The Magnum is currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign where it hopes to raise $60,000 USD by 20th August 2014 to fund development and production.
On the videogame front, the company confirmed that Octagon Interactive’s Beasts of Prey will be adding support for the gun-shaped controller. Beasts of Prey is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) first-person shooter (FPS) in which players build settlements and defend themelves from dinosaurs that populate the land. The title is currently available via Steam’s Early Access system and supports the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD).
Three other VR input methods will also be adding support for the Magnum as a companion device. The first is Cyberith’s Virtualizer, an omni-direction treadmill that is also running its own Kickstarter campaign. Fully body motion suit PrioVR will also support the device as will haptic feedback-focused Striker VR. It’s easy to see how these combinations could work, especially in the case of the Virtualizer.
Of course, TrinityVR has to pass its Kickstarter campaign before these partnerships can be acted upon. At the right of writing the project sits at just under a third of its $60,000 raised, with just under three weeks before the campaign closes. Can the device achieve its goal in time? VRFocus will continue to follow the device’s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates.