As well as unveiling their new Oculus Rift consumer hardware, Oculus VR also unveiled a new VR controller they have created in the form of the Oculus Touch.
The Oculus Touch consists of a pair of controllers that are held in either hand and equipped with an analog stick, two buttons, and an analog trigger. Together with haptic feedback and what Oculus calls the “hand trigger.”
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey explained that Oculus VR have designed the new Touch controller to be capable of tracking “a set of finger poses” that work to “recognise natural hand poses like pointing, waving, or giving a thumbs-up,”
The reveal was made during the Oculus ‘Step Into The Rift’ event held in San Francisco, California, US, during which is was revealed that the Rift headset would also come bundled with an Xbox One controller. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe explained.
“This is the beginning of VR gaming,”-“You’re going to experience games as you’ve always dreamed of experiencing them.”
As soon as more information is made available with regards hardware specifications, availability and pricing we will keep you updated as always.