Many are anxiously waiting for Oculus to release the consumer version of its Rift virtual reality headset, the company has already confirmed that the headset will be launched with an Xbox One gamepad to that customers can play games that require controller input. Last year the company also showed off its own Touch motion controllers and said that they will be released by mid-2016, Oculus has had to go back on its word.
Oculus has confirmed that it has delayed the release of its Touch motion controllers to the second half of 2016. “On the path to perfecting Touch, we’ve decided that we need more time before release,” the company said in a statement, adding that preorders for the controllers will begin a few months before launching
It did point out that the delay for Touch motion controllers won’t impact release time frame for the Rift VR headset, that’s still expected to be released in the first quarter of this year. Oculus has previously said that it’s going to open preorders for the Rift headset very soon.
Oculus says that it has made significant advances in ergonomics and that it’s implementing more changes that are going to make Touch feel more natural, comfortable and reliable. Changes are also being made to improve hand pose recognition. The company won’t say exactly when the Touch will be released this year but it does promise that the controllers will arrive with “a huge amount of ground-breaking new content.”