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.
Which of the best VR games will benefit from this new way to play.
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
Some more info on those, and other announcements from Oculus Connect, over on the official site.