Oculus VR, a Facebook-owned company has announced in a blog post that they are going to delay the touch controller for the Oculus Rift. This means that the VR controller will not ship at the same time as the headset. The Oculus Rift is planned to launch in Q1 of 2016. Oculus said that they need more time to perfect the touch controller.
“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. Preorders will open a few months prior to launch.”
“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.”
“We’re also outputting larger numbers of pre-production runs, which means we can get a lot more Touch hardware in the hands of developers who need it,” Oculus said.
Sometimes delaying a product is just for the best. I would rather not have a item than a broken item, it would frustrate me too much and in the end ruin the entire experience.