Oculus touch controllers launch pushed to second half of 2016, Rift remains on schedule

Last Updated: 2 January, 2016

Oculus has announced that the touch controllers for its Rift Virtual reality headset will be delayed to the second half of 2016 and the pre-orders for the same will be delayed.

Oculus stated in its blog post, “On 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”.

However, the Rift headset will be launched as scheduled in the first half of 2016, the blog post said. The pre-orders for the headset will go up in the coming weeks.

“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,” the blog post said.

There will be a huge amount of ground-breaking new content launching alongside Touch. Oculus is outputting larger numbers of pre-production runs to meet large demand from developers.