If looks could kill…
When it comes to VR shooters, having the right accessories can often mean the difference between life and death… Literally. Over the past few years, we’ve seen various manufacturers try their hands at creating their own VR-compatible gunstocks, but we haven’t seen anything quite like the HIG-M4 Simulation VR Gunstock.
Based on the M4 Carbine, the HIG-M4 is easily one of the most realistic-looking VR gunstocks we’ve seen to date. The device itself is composed of five primary components designed to replace your right controller: a Grip Controller, Hand Holder, Controller Fixture, Shoulder Stock, and Magazine Battery. Meanwhile, your left controller rests beneath a dedicated Hand Holder. You can also pick up a HIGVR Data Glove for a more immersive experience, but more on that later.
- Grip Controller – The HIG-M4 features a built-in controller attached to the primary grip featuring all the necessary inputs, including an A button, B button, side button, joystick, and trigger.
- Hand Holder – As previously mentioned, the HIG-M4 is designed to replace your right controller. An adjustable hand holder located beneath the barrel of the “gun” offers support for your left hand while offering you the freedom to operate your virtual weaponry without restriction.
- Controller Fixture – The HIG-M4 works by attaching your right controller to a fixture located atop the device. HIGVR software then automatically calibrates the distance between the handle and the headset and modifies the offset. HIGVR offers a variety of fixtures compatible with popular VR headsets such as the Meta Quest 2 and Valve Index.
- Shoulder Stock – The HIG-M4 offers an adjustable shoulder stock complete with force feedback. This effect can be turned off via a switch located on the body of the gun.
- Magazine Battery – Arguably the coolest feature is the removable battery cartridge which looks and functions like an actual gun magazine. Each 5v and 6600mA battery lasts about five hours and can be ejected using a switch button located on the side.
As previously mentioned, HIGVR also offers the HIGVE Data Glove, which can be used in tandem with the HIG-M4 gunstock for an even more realistic in-headset experience. A controller fixture allows you to go hands-free, removing the need for the HIG-M4’s Hand Holder. The device is compatible with popular motion controllers as well as trackers such as the HTC Vive Tracker 3.0.
The HIG-M4 is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. With 14 days left to go in the campaign, the company has already blown past its original goal of $10,573. At the time of this writing, the company has already received an impressive $54,819 in funding.
The HIG-M4 will begin shipping to early backers this November. While the Super Early Brid package is no longer available, you can still pick up the Early Brid package for a minimum of $1,600. This includes the HIG-M4, VR Controller Fixture, and HIGVR software. The company is also offering an alternative model for left-handed users.
For more information visit higvr.com.
Image Credit: HIGVR