The fans of virtual reality were pretty amazed about the Oculus Touch, the hand gesture recognition-capable controller that’s made especially for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The VR fans were amazed how interactive games could get with this controller when it was firstly introduced during a special Oculus Event that was held last year in June.
The Oculus Touch controller device comes with a circular ring on the two controllers for each hand. The device has some usual analog sticks for each controller which also features some buttons along with a trigger. The device is able to recognize different hand gestures such as waving, pointing or thumbs-up.
The Oculus Touch controller was supposed to be released alongside with the Oculus Rift virtual headset, but it seems the controller has received a slight delay and it will not be released in Q1 2016, as previously planned.
It seems that the developers have decided to postpone a bit the release date of the Oculus Touch controller, in order to make sure that the device will run without any problems. According to reports, the pre-orders of Oculus Touch controller will be shipped in the second half of 2016. The people who want to get their hands on it as soon as it gets released, will need to pre-order it, but the pre-orders will start a few months before the actual release date.
According to Oculus, they are currently working on the Oculus Controller to improve its ergonomics in order to make it more comfortable and to feel more natural when the users will hold it.
There are rumors which say that the company is also working on improving the device’s hardware in order to improve the hand pose recognition system. However, the delay for the Oculus Controller will not affect the schedule of the Oculus Rift headset itself and the release date of this device will still happen in the first quarter of 2016, as expected.