Fove VR was recently profiled by Business Insider, which details the company's eye tracking tech in its $599 headset, the Fove o. It is scheduled to start shipping units in January.
"I can’t wait to see what interactive narrative designers do with eye-tracking, or how VR worlds will seem more connected and real with characters that intelligently make eye contact and know where you are looking," co-founder Yuka Kojima, formerly of Sony Entertainment, told BI.
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While the device started as a Kickstarter campaign, it's getting ready to ship. It's available for pre-order here, and the website touts its 2560 x 1440 display and compatibility with SteamVR and OSVR titles. Like many other headsets, you need a beefy PC; the minimum specs include an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 GPU and Intel Core i5-4590 processor.
This isn't quite ready for the consumer market, though. While Fove claims it's compatible with a large number of games, the company suggests that this model is specifically designed for creators, researchers and developers.
While it's not the first eye-tracking tech we've ever seen (some gaming notebooks are coming with Tobii eye trackers), it's the first we've seen in a VR headset, and we're curious to see how it works.