With the release of Oculus Rift fast approaching, we’ve been excited to get our mitts on the state-of-the-art Oculus Touch controllers that work with it. Sadly, we’re going to be waiting a bit longer for those.
Today, Oculus announced that they have pushed back the release of Oculus Touch to somewhere in the second half of 2016.
“On Touch hardware, we’ve made significant advances in ergonomics, and we’re implementing many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and natural,” says Oculus. “We’re also implementing changes that improve hand pose recognition.”
Luckily the delay also allows Oculus to provide developers with more pre-production version of Oculus Touch. To gamers, that means we’ll have content to experience upon its launch.
Even with the delay of Oculus Touch, the Oculus team has re-assured us that Oculus Rift is still on schedule to ship in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders starting very soon.
It was previously announced that every pre-order will come with a free copy of EVE Valkyrie, the much awaited space-combat game. Better yet is that Oculus recently announced that every Oculus Rift will come bundled with Lucky’s Tale, a charming 3D platformer.
With an opportunity to receive two free games, we’re definitely excited for the launch of Oculus Rift. Stay tuned in the coming months as we find out more about its release.