Oculus Touch Delayed Which Is a Total Bummer

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Oculus Touch, the innovative controllers designed for use with the Oculus Rift VR headset, has been delayed until the second half of 2016. The final consumer version of the Rift is still expected to ship in the first quarter of 2016.

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In a blog post Oculus explained that the Touch just wasn’t ready for prime time. You shouldn’t really be surprised. The Rift has been in development for years and is only just now coming to market. The Touch is actually a relatively recent product.

So have fun playing games with no controllers! I kid. You can use any old controller if you want to play with the Rift. But it’s a little sad that the full Oculus experience won’t be available for at least six more months. Oh Oculus, how you tease us.


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DISCUSSION

I’m starting to think that any company that’s developing new and hyped tech should STOP giving release dates or even time frames. Period. Oculus, Valve, HTC,and AMD, just to name a few.

It’s turning what should be excitement into disappointment and frustration, not feelings you want to give to potential customers.

Almost everyone is okay with waiting, but screwing up expectations is a quick way to lose business and brand loyalty.

Remember, “under promise and over deliver”.

I mean.... I’m still planning to upgrade my DK2 as soon as I can, but I’m going with the Valve/HTC setup. They seems to have things figured out and realize control in VR is a huge part of the experience... Plus, I have way more experience doing Source development and I’m betting Source 2 integration will be pretty great.