All the big announcements from Oculus Connect 3

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!

Oculus Touch

The latest iteration of the Oculus Touch controllers has been revealed and given a huge response — Oculus Touch will support room-scale virtual gaming.

Oculus Touch

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

Avatars playing cards

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.

Emotion avatars

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.