The main news Oculus Rift owners have been waiting for finally arrived last week when the company announced the official price and release date for the Oculus Touch controllers. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe made the announcement at Oculus Connect 3 (OC3) in San Jose, California. Today pre-orders for the controllers have now gone live on Oculus.com and with global retail partners.
The Oculus Touch retails for $199 USD with shipments beginning on 6th December. For that price customers get the two controllers, additional Oculus Sensor and a Rock Band VR connector for when that videogame launches. Plus all pre-orders come supplied with Insomniac Games’ The Unspoken and VR Sports Challenge by Sanzaru Games.
For those that want to ‘try before they buy’, Oculus has set up over 500 stores across the UK, US, Canada, France and Germany for customers to book a demo. The UK has 30 locations across the country, and all bookings can be made through Oculus Live.
The controllers will have 35 titles available at launch, these include: Viral EX from Fierce Kaiju, Dead & Buried, Rock Band VR from Harmonix, Crytek’s The Climb, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope by Croteam, Pro Fishing Challenge VR by Opus, Schell Games’ I Expect You to Die, Luna by Funomena, Giant Cop by Other Ocean, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives from Owlchemy Labs, Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games, and The Gallery: Call of the Starseed from Cloudhead Games.
At OC3 Oculus also revealed the new earphones which can now be pre-ordered for $49 via Oculus.com. And beginning on 31st October additional Sensors will be available, enabling customers to use room-scale. The sensors will also begin shipping at the same time as Touch.
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