While the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is coming in Q1 2016, it’s far from the only product that creator Oculus VR is releasing next year. The company is also working on its official controller, Oculus Touch, which aims to deliver ‘hand presence’ within VR. Oculus VR had originally put a H1 2016 release window for this device, but has today narrowed that window down just a little further.
CEO Brendan Iribe has confirmed that Oculus Touch will be coming in Q2 2016. This was to be expected, but still narrows it down just a little further. Not only that but the device will include a second sensor that expands the tracking volume.
Until Oculus Touch’s arrival, players will be looking at using Microsoft’s Xbox One gamepad. The device will even be bundled in with the Oculus Rift itself when it launches, allowing developers that are working on specific types of games to release their products straight away.
VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus Touch closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.