Owlchemy Labs reveals hand-tracking VR game at Gamescom

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Owlchemy Labs revealed a new, unnamed project at Gamescom today — a VR-based multiplayer title featuring controller-less hand tracking. The company revealed the title in a short teaser trailer featuring the three cast.

According to Owlchemy, the game was built from the ground up with hand tracking in mind. It will display “unique character” [and] rich interactivity,” the company said. It will reveal more details about the project in the coming months.

Devon Reimer, CEO of Owlchemy Labs, said in a statement, “Hand tracking has provided an unprecedented level of communication between players. This new technology bundles with players experiencing our unique world with friends and you have all the ingredients for a magical VR experience. Since the launch of Cosmonious High, our studio has almost tripled in size. Owlchemy values ​​trying new things and our next project puts us in a position to push VR forward to new levels.”

Andrew Eiche, COO of Owlchemy, added, “The first time we saw and used our own hands in VR, we realized this was the future of the platform. Hand tracking lowers the barrier to entry into VR, making gaming more accessible and intuitive for more people. Gaming is much more fun when you use your real body as a controller. Ever since we launched Job Simulator, VR players have been asking for multiplayer games from Owlchemy. Our next project lets friends enjoy the classic Owlchemy experience together, with hand tracking opening the door to a whole new world of VR interaction.”

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