Oculus Touch Hardware Delayed Until Second Half of 2016

The Oculus Touch hardware, part of the upcoming hands-on VR experience planned to begin rolling out in 2016, has been delayed. Revealed at E3 this year, the controller was set to ship in Q1 2016 and has been delayed now until “the second half of 2016.”

A full statement was published on the Oculus blog today:

On the path to perfecting Touch, we’ve decided that we need more time before release, and we’ll now be shipping Touch in the second half of 2016. Pre-orders will open a few months prior to launch.

Rift remains on schedule to ship in Q1 with pre-orders launching very soon.

On Touch hardware, we’ve made significant advances in ergonomics, and we’re implementing many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and natural. We’re also implementing changes that improve hand pose recognition.

We’re also outputting larger numbers of pre-production runs, which means we can get a lot more Touch hardware in the hands of developers who need it.

The company also promised a big announcement alongside the launch of Touch, and says it will be worth the wait.

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