Oculus VR’s biggest surprise at its pre-E3 press conference today was easily Oculus Touch, its brand new input solution for its Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The immediate feedback from the VR community seems to be a hugely positiv, with many taking to the tracked pair of controllers well. However, while the Oculus Rift itself will be shipping in Q1 2016, fans will have to wait just a little bit longer to get their hands on touch.
Oculus VR founder and Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has revealed that the Oculus Touch will be shipping in the first half of 2016. Pre-orders for the device will open later in the year alongside the Oculus Rift itself. The kit features two buttons and an analogue stick on each device and sensors to recognise gestures. Potential pricing for the kit is yet to be announced.
As for the Oculus Rift itself, the device will be shipping with an Xbox One controller. Windows 10 streaming will even allow players to stream their Xbox One videogames into the device in a virtual cinema. VRFocus will continue to follow the Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch and Oculus VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates.