Oculus VR’s motion-control input device, Oculus Touch, is expected to arrive later this year. Though no release date or price has yet been confirmed, major German retail outlet Media Markt has updated their website with a listing including these details.
The Oculus Touch motion-controllers are remarkably high quality input devices, first revealed at the Step into the Rift event, San Francisco, prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last year. Since then Oculus VR has reaffirmed time-and-again that the Oculus Rift add-on would be made available this year alongside numerous exclusive videogame titles, but has declined to specify a date or price.
The listing on Media Markt suggests that Oculus Touch will launch on 21st November 2016, with a retail price of €199 EUR. This ties in with the current belief of the industry and prior hints from Oculus VR, but of course should still be treated as a rumour at this point.
The pricing would put the Oculus Rift in line with the HTC Vive, which ships with motion-controllers as standard. Oculus VR has not yet stated with a bundle package would be available for Oculus Rift with the Oculus Touch motion-controller, however those who pre-ordered their Oculus Rift earlier this year were automatically given the option to obtain a position in the Oculus Touch pre-order queue.
We’re expecting to learn more about the launch of Oculus Touch at Oculus VR’s own press conference, Oculus Connect 3, San Jose, next month. VRFocus will be in attendance and will keep you updated with all the latest details on the release of Oculus Touch.