The latest update of Meta’s v50 Quest headsets will feature Direct Touch as an improvement to the device’s hand tracking technology. It enables the wearer to use their hands to “touch” the menu buttons or virtual keyboards, hence allowing more natural hand gestures.
The previous version of hand tracking in the Quest headsets was limited to the pinch motion to click something or scroll through text. The new hand tracking is designed to create a more interactive virtual experience, similar to using touchscreen on a phone.
In addition to that, Meta’s Quest 2 headsets will include an option to call up a 2D app without closing a game, while the Quest Touch Pro controllers are expected to respond more quickly with the headset on.