Now that Oculus has finally revealed the Oculus Touch controller and its launch date, we’ve put together all the details surrounding what you need to use them, what they can do, where to get them, and what games will support them at launch and shortly thereafter.
What does the Touch do, and how much is it?
The Touch controller allows Oculus Rift owners to interact with the virtual environment more naturally than a game controller. Each controller is wireless and uniquely shaped to fit within the hand like a strange, futuristic gun. There are several buttons and a thumbstick on the flat portion, and the handle provides a trigger and a thumb button. Pew pew.
The Touch controller will ship in pairs, so you don’t have to worry about having to purchase individual units. These pairs will come packed with a sensor that is used to track their motions in real space. If customers want a room-scale experience, they will be able to purchase a stand-alone sensor when the Touch controller goes retail. That’s an extra $80.
Starting October 10, customers can pre-order the Oculus Touch Controller pack for $200. If you don’t have the Oculus Rift headset already, Oculus VR will also offer a bundle that includes the headset, two sensors, and two controllers for $800. Both bundles will ship on December 6, and that will be when the stand-alone sensors will go on sale for $80 apiece. All products can be purchased through the Oculus website.