Oculus VR shared some huge announcements at its pre-E3 press conference in San Francisco, California today. The company had both new videogames to announce as well as a brand new form of input for virtual reality (VR) experiences in Oculus Touch. Of course, many will now be wondering specifically which VR videogames will be supporting Oculus Touch when it launches in the first half of 2016. One of the first titles to support the device comes from Surreal Games which has confirmed its new immersive VR world named Surreal will feature integration.
A video of Surreal can be seen below. The title aims to allow friends to meet up online and enjoy real-time adventures together in a variety of environments. Activities range from the relaxing, such as sitting in hot tubs in luxurious areas, to the fanstical, finding dragon eggs and exploring the rings of Saturn. The title will also support the Leap Motion and Kinect motion trackers.
Oculus Touch consists of a pair of controllers, one for each of the user’s hands. These devices both include two buttons, an analogue stick and a trigger on the back. The controllers themselves provide six degrees of freedom tracking and will even recognise gestures, allowing for closer interaction within VR experiences. Though the kit won’t be launching alongside the consumer Oculus Rift, which itself is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2016, the device will be launching pre-orders for those interested with the HMD later in the year.
VRFocus will continue to follow the Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch and all of its compatible videogames closely, reporting back with the latest updates on them.