Oculus VR announced today that Oculus Touch controller will be delayed will the second half of 2016. The company said that it needs more time to perfect the product before it is launched for customers. Few months before the launch, the company will open pre-orders for Oculus Touch Controller.
The company has also expanded its pre-production test runs with developers. It will provide Touch Controller to more developers for extensive testing of the product.
Oculus said that its team is working hard and has made significant advances in ergonomics. The controller is more comfortable, reliable and natural, according to official Oculus VR release.
Oculus informed that Oculus Rift preorders and deliveries will be as per earlier schedule.
According to market analysis firm Digi-Capital, Virtual Reality segment could clock in $30 billion in yearly revenue by year 2020. Facebook, Google and other technology companies are making bigger bets on Virtual Reality sector. In March 2014, Facebook paid $2 billion for Oculus VR.
In a tweet announcing the delay, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said, “The design and capabilities of Touch will flow through to future generations of hardware - setting the right bar is important.”
The company release said, “There will be a huge amount of ground-breaking new content launching alongside Touch. We shared a handful of early previews at Oculus Connect 2 in September. The feedback on Touch has been incredibly positive, and we know this new timeline will produce an even better product, one that will set the bar for VR input.”
Earlier, Oculus VR had planned to ship Touch Controller along with Oculus Rift.