We have a bit bad news for those who have been waiting since long time for Oculus VR hand Touch Controllers. Sometimes it happens that for things we have been waiting for long time, make us wait for even more, especially for hardware creators for whom this seems to be an ugly reality. All those people, who really want to be fully immerse in the virtual reality this year waving their hands around in the air to control whatever it is they are staring at in your giant, will have to wait little longer for VR headset.
As per the recent statement by Oculus, its VR Touch controllers that were to be launched with the Rift in the first quarter of 2016 are coming little delay in 2016. Whereas, the Rift will be the launched as per the scheduled time in Q1 of 2016. Palmer Luckey, Oculus founder, said the Touch controller, known as the ‘Half Moon’ prototype, will let you pick up objects, fire a gun, or point at things while in a virtual reality experience with the Rift. Palmer said that the Company need some more time in launching the VR headset and is expected to launch in the second half of 2016 with pre-orders can be done just few months before the launch.
The company is working on making the Touch Controllers even more comfortable, reliable, and natural. We’re also implementing changes that improve hand pose recognition. Palmer said that the company is 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. Though we do not yet know the pricing on the consumer version of the Rift, Luckey says it will be pretty low given what is in the device. Palmer said “Rift will be sold insanely cheap considering complexity - multiple high end OLED monitors+motion tracking+fancy mechanicals in one device”.
According to a report from the PC Mag, if you were hoping to fully immerse yourself in virtual reality this year, waving your hands around in the air to control whatever it is you're staring at in your giant, VR headset, we have a bit of bad news for you. The hand controllers that would have allowed you to do just that with the Oculus Rift are being delayed. The Oculus Touch, as it's known, won't ship until the second half of 2016—a bit of a ways away from from the Oculus Rift's expected first-quarter shipping date.
According to Oculus VR, the company will open pre-orders for the Oculus Touch a few months before its official launch, whatever that ends up being.
Oculus says the Touch has been delayed due to the company making "significant advances" in ergonomics, as well as "implementing many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and natural." Hand pose recognition will also be improved, the company claims. Oculus made the announcement on Dec. 31, likely hoping that New Year chatter will somewhat ease the painful sting of yet another delay. The company's primary product, the virtual reality headset Rift, was originally scheduled to be released in 2015, but was pushed into 2016, with the exact shipping date and price still unknown, told the Mashable.
The TechCrunch notes that, sometimes timing creeps up on you and you have to move things back. It’s an ugly reality for hardware creators, but it happens.
Today, Oculus announced that its Touch controllers will be shipping in the second half of 2016 instead of immediately with the Rift, which is still coming in Q1 2016 with preorders coming “soon.”