Oculus Rift Blog announces
the release date for Oculus Touch controllers has
slipped, and they will not ship as planned alongside the release of the Oculus
Rift headsets (thanks
). While the VR headsets remain on schedule for release this quarter,
they now say the controllers will come in the second half of the year:
the path to perfecting Touch, we’ve decided that we need more time before
release, and we’ll now be shipping Touch in the second half of 2016. Pre-orders
will open a few months prior to launch.
Rift remains on schedule to ship in Q1 with pre-orders launching very soon.
On Touch hardware, we’ve made significant advances in ergonomics, and we’re
implementing many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and
natural. We’re also implementing changes that improve hand pose recognition.
We’re also outputting larger numbers of pre-production runs, which means we can
get a lot more Touch hardware in the hands of developers who need it.
There will be a huge amount of ground-breaking new content launching alongside
Touch. We shared a handful of early previews at Oculus Connect 2 in September,
but we can’t wait to show you what’s coming next.
The feedback on Touch has been incredibly positive, and we know this new
timeline will produce an even better product, one that will set the bar for VR
input. We appreciate your patience and promise Touch will be worth the wait.