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This article was published on December 31, 2015

    Oculus delays ‘Touch’ shipment to second half of 2016

    Oculus delays ‘Touch’ shipment to second half of 2016
    Bryan Clark
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    Bryan Clark

    Former Managing Editor, TNW

    Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

    If you were one of many customers anxiously awaiting the hand controls meant to give you a virtual sense of touch to accompany the Oculus Rift, you’ll have to keep waiting.

    While most of us are focused on post-work plans, or complaining about the latest WhatsApp outage, Oculus announced today that its Touch hand controls would be delayed until the second half of 2016.

    We see you, Oculus.

    Originally, the Touch was scheduled to ship in the first half of 2016 to coincide with the Q1 release of the much-anticipated ‘Rift’ headset.

    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.

    Oculus says the delay will bring with allow them to make “larger numbers of pre-production runs,” in an attempt to get more hardware into the hands of the developers that are making amazing things with it.

    Update on Oculus Touch Ship Date [Oculus]