Oculus has confirmed the long-delayed Oculus Touch controllers will finally be in the hands of Oculus Rift owners on December 6.
The confirmed price-tag for the motion-sensing and hand-tracking accessories is $199 and will make the total cost of a Rift headset and Touch controllers just shy of $800.
That’s right alongside the total price of the HTC Vive, but $300 more expensive than the PlayStation VR bundle featuring the camera and Move controllers.
In confirming the details at Oculus Connect, the company also announced an array of new experiences to go along with the controller.
Robo Recall, from Epic Games, will be free for Touch users in the first three months of next year and looks like a sort of Short Circuit/iRobot deal in which a domestic robot decides he is no longer down for that kind of nonsense.
With space-based game Lone Echo you’ll need to use the Touch controllers to climb around within zero-gravity environments.
There’s also Arktika 1 from 4A games, which is a futuristic first person shooter.
NASA is releasing a Touch-specific Mission ISS training experience it uses to help train astronauts. We’ll have more details on these experiences when they become available.
Will you be buying Oculus Touch despite that whopping price tag? If you’ve already shelled out for a Rift and a high-end PC, this seems like a clear case of ‘in for a penny, in for a pound.’
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