Today Oculus announced Oculus Touch, a set of wireless controllers that allow the user to see gestures and movement in virtual reality. While the latest software for Oculus Riftdid include visions of virtual reality hands, Oculus suggested today that they needed to go a step further. Beginning their special Oculus Rift event out with word that the headset would ship with an Xbox One controller, they went on to show a couple of hand-held joysticks with halos around them. This is the controller setup that’ll usher in the future, so they suggest.
“I’ve seen thousands of people inside the rift now, I’ve given thousands of demos,” said Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, “an one of the first things that people do – is, they reach out, into this virtual reality world. It’s something entirely new to them. And it’s a natural reaction to something they’ve never experienced before.”
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