The Oculus Rift isn’t the only big product that Oculus VR will be launching this year. The company is also prepping Oculus Touch, a pair of position tracked controllers that will launch in H2 2016 to complement the upcoming virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift, which launches in Q1 2016, will be opening tomorrow. As for Oculus Touch pre-orders? You’ll be able to reserve a place in line by placing an order for the HMD it supports tomorrow.
This much was confirmed but Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey. “Good news, everyone: When you preorder Rift, you also reserve your spot for Touch preorders,” he explained over on Twitter. “First in line for Rift=First in line for Touch.” It’s still not yet clear when the pre-orders for Oculus Touch will open, nor how this will work with those that are getting a free Oculus Rift as a result of backing the 2012 Kickstarter campaign.
He later added: “People ask about Touch+Rift discount – Everyone with Touch needs a Rift, consider discount built into price of the subsidized Rift hardware.” Oculus Touch was recently redesigned, though still contains the core features such as buttons, analogue sticks and triggers.
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