Oculus delays Touch controllers until the second half of 2016

Oculus says its Rift VR headset is still on track for release in the first quarter of 2016, but the accompanying Touch controllers won't be available for a while yet. The company revealed that it's delaying the Touch hardware until the second half of next year in a blog post today.

Oculus is frank about the reasons for delaying Touch, saying that "we've decided we need more time before release." With that extra time, the company plans to revise the hardware to make it "more comfortable, reliable, and natural," and it also plans to "improve hand pose recognition."

More developers who need early access to Touch controllers may soon be able to get their hands on the hardware, though. Oculus says it's putting out "larger numbers" of pre-production controllers for developers working on games that support these input devices.

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    • alrey
    • 4 years ago

    VR needs a good virtual pr0n on release.

    oh wait maybe thats why they are delaying the touch controls .. to have a good virtual feel .. total experience .. full service 🙂

      • yogibbear
      • 4 years ago

      You know a technology is legit when it’s supported by the porn industry.

    • Tirk
    • 4 years ago

    I always thought the controller looked awkward and unwieldy. Glad they finally came to their senses and agree with me 😉

    • Krogoth
    • 4 years ago

    How tragic……

    • sweatshopking
    • 4 years ago

    I’m skeptical of these VR products.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 4 years ago

      I’m skeptical of those smart-watches.

        • Sargent Duck
        • 4 years ago

        I’m skeptical of the Internet

          • LostCat
          • 4 years ago

          I’m skeptical of your ____.

            • rahulahl
            • 4 years ago

            I am skeptical of your skepticism.

            • DrDominodog51
            • 4 years ago

            I’m skeptical of the Matrix we live in.

            • the
            • 4 years ago

            I’m skeptical that Krogoth was ever impressed by anything.

            • sweatshopking
            • 4 years ago

            He was in fact recently impressed.

            • TwoEars
            • 4 years ago

            Not interested in your love life.

            • sweatshopking
            • 4 years ago

            LIAR.

            • TwoEars
            • 4 years ago

            You mean he wasn’t impressed?

            • sweatshopking
            • 4 years ago

            NO, SHE WAS.

            • DrDominodog51
            • 4 years ago

            Well played SSK.

            • jessterman21
            • 4 years ago

            Jeez we need a Friday night topic ’round here…

            o wait its thursday

            • DrDominodog51
            • 4 years ago

            I’m skeptical of the need of a friday night topic.

            • yogibbear
            • 4 years ago

            I’m purportedly skeptical.

            • Deanjo
            • 4 years ago

            I agree. I found his skepticism overly optimistic.

      • aspect
      • 4 years ago

      I’m skeptical of facebook.

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