Oculus Touch, an accessory that works exclusively with Oculus’s Rift VR headset for tracking motions and moves of the player, is now finally up for pre-order. Potential customers can now pre-order the Oculus Touch controller at a retail price of $199 on company’s own site as well as retail partners around the world.
The pre-order period will run from October 10 to October 30 and the Oculus Touch controller will start shipping from December 6th. Oculus says those who pre-ordered and purchased Oculus Rift headset from its own site, their pre-orders will be prioritized if they place the order before October 27 on Oculus.com and make sure they use the same email address they used to pre-order Oculus Rift. The Oculus Touch comes with two controllers, second sensor, “Rock Band VR connector,” and two bundled VR titles called “VR Sports Challenge” and “The Unspoken.” To utilize the power of Oculus Touch controller, Oculus is also bringing 35 made-for-VR titles on its Oculus store soon with games like Robo Recall, Arktika.1, and Lone Echo on the way – check out the video below to get a sneak peek at Oculus Touch VR content. For those with larger room configurations, they can also setup third sensor for more accurate tracking in larger environments; the third sensor is available for pre-order at price of $79 and comes with USB extension cable but Oculus doesn’t reveal much details about its other specifications. The third sensor will go up for pre-order on Oculus.com from October 31 and will start shipping from December 6. Just a few days ago Oculus unveiled its own in-ear headphones called Earphones and now it’s also available for pre-order at a retail price of $49 from Oculus.com and will start shipping from December 6. Oculus is also offering Oculus Touch demos for those looking to try out the device before making a purchase. The Oculus Touch demos are currently available at more than 500 retail stores in the US, UK, Germany, Canada and France.
For those who don’t know, Oculus Touch is a motion tracking controller and works only with Oculus Rift VR headset to provide more immersive VR experience; it tracks every movement and motion of the player and then reflects it in player’s virtual world without little to no delay to create a life-like experience.