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Oculus pledges 30 launch games for Touch, but stays mum on release date

With multiple companies making a play for its territory in E3 2016 this week, Oculus VR has announced that more than 30 titles will launch alongside the Oculus Touch controller this year.

The only problem is, we still don’t know when the long-delayed handhelds will be released.

As the company once again delayed news of a release date, Oculus said that among the 30 newcomers there will be 20 brand-new titles that are “designed around the immersive sense of hand presence you can only get with Touch.”

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The firm also announced four brand-new titles, of which three were supported by trailers.

In 2017, psychological thriller Wilson’s Heart will arrive from Oculus Studios and Twisted Pixel.

“It takes full advantage of the natural hand gestures made possible by Touch to let you fully examine and interact with your surroundings in the virtual world,” the firm wrote in a blog post.

Next up is Ripcoil, made with Sanzaru Games, which effectively sounds like a virtual game of frisbee. Killing Floor is a co-op VR shooter from Tripwire Interactive, for which you can see a trailer below.

“This Touch-enabled take on the well-known Killing Floor universe will take you to diverse environments and force you to scavenge for survival as you face an unrelenting onslaught of monsters,” Oculus explains.

Finally, there’s the long-in-the-offing Superhot FPS.

“Time only moves when you move, creating a unique bullet ballet that is brought to life with Touch,” Oculus added.

All of this sounds utterly tremendous. Now, if we could just get a release date beyond 2016…

Those attending E3 will be able to go hands on with 11 Oculus Rift games on the show floor.

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