Oculus Touch controllers are $199, will release on December 6 with pre-orders open October 10 | PCGamesN

Oculus Touch controllers are $199, will release on December 6 with pre-orders open October 10

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Oculus’ movement controllers, the Oculus Touch, had a release date and price range announced last night as the Oculus Connect event. They’re what brings Oculus into true competition with the Vive’s room-scale VR tech, giving you a space to play around in rather than just a 3D monitor strapped to your face. Here’s the details.

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Priced at $199, you get one set of controllers – that’s one for each hand. It also comes with two games, VR Sports Challenge, which you can probably guess the theme of, and The Unspoken, about wizards having a duel. You move the controllers around in patterns to cast spells, it’s probably the nerdiest thing in the world, but is made by Insomniac, the folks behind Spyro, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.

The bundle also comes with a second sensor so that all of this works. To get 360 degrees of play you’ll need three sensors however, and extras can be bought for $79, also being sent out on December 6. The Touch is usable without this as a 2D interface, but if you want to move around the room, face different directions and so on, it will be required.

Also announced were a batch of games that exploit the Touch

Arktika.1

Lone Echo

Robo Recall

Some more info on those, and other announcements from Oculus Connect, over on the official site.

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