Oculus has unveiled the final version of its Rift Touch controllers, a social meeting place with personalized avatars, new minimum system specs for the Rift, a bunch of new games designed for touch controllers, and more!
The latest iteration of the Oculus Touch controllers has been revealed and given a huge response — Oculus Touch will support room-scale virtual gaming.
The touch controllers will ship with an additional sensor for 360-degree tracking, and a third sensor will be available for $79 for those who want an indoor experience.
The Touch controllers will be available for pre-order on October 10 for $199 and will ship on December 6. Pre-orders will include two games: VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken.
Avatars, Parties, and Oculus Rooms
Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of his friends showed off the new social spaces that appeared in Oculus, in which each person has a personal avatar. Using touch controllers, you can go through a wardrobe-like character creation system to get an accurate virtual representation of yourself.
Avatars could smile, laugh, express emotions through facial movements, and could use their hands — along with thumb and forefinger movements — for gestures.
Voice call with up to eight friends at Oculus parties, then take your avatars to a meeting place known as the Oculus Rooms. You can watch videos, listen to music and play mini-games.
Avatars will be available for the Rift when Touch launches and for Gear VR in early 2017; Parties and rooms will be shipped out for Gear VR in the next few weeks.
Composition of content for Oculus Touch
With the announcement of the Oculus Touch, there was a ton of new content designed around the new controllers. Arktika.1 is a first-person shooter where you fight futuristic villains, Lone Echo is a robot that helps astronauts in zero gravity, and Robo Recall, which will be released for free in early 2017, looks comical. rogue robots.
Oculus also announced new drawing tools designed for the Touch, including Medium, a sculpting tool available at Touch’s launch, Kingspray, a graffiti simulator, and Quill, which lets you draw across space and time to create beautiful virtual stories. A total of 35 Touch games will be released.
New minimum PC specifications