The Virtual Reality (VR) industry has a promising future and 2016 seems to be the year where we will hear more about the VR systems as the CES 2016 is expected to have major presence at the event from companies like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.
There has been some news from Oculus VR, the company that manufactures Oculus Rift, a head-mounted display VR headset. According to a recent post on its official website, "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," it said.
The Oculus Touch is a pair of tracked controllers that will let its users have better VR experience.
The post further claimed that this delay will not affect the availability of Oculus Rift headset that will start shipping in the first half of 2016 and the pre-orders will also be starting "soon".
But the company promised that it has made "significant advances in ergonomics" and it has been "implementing many changes" that will eventually make Touch, "even more comfortable, reliable, and natural." It also said that it is making several changes that will be improving the hand pose recognition.
It also noted that there will be "huge amount of ground-breaking new content" that will be launching with Touch and the feedback it had received about these controllers had been "incredibly positive".
Meanwhile, one of the games that will be released on Oculus Rift will be a VR-exclusive game, Lucky's Tale from developer, Playful. This will be bundled with the headset, free of cost. Luck's Tale lets users go on an adventure with Lucky, a fun-loving fox. The game boasts of having "new world, dozens of locales and lush environments".
Lucky's Tale will be joining EVE: Valkyrie, another game that was announced for Oculus Rift. The headset will be launching with Xbox One gamepad.
Facebook owned-Oculus VR has not revealed the price range of the Oculus Rift headset, but it may reportedly cost $350-$500.