Oculus Touch Launches Today!

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
December 6, 2016

We’re excited to announce that Touch launches today online and in stores! With 54 titles available at launch, there’s plenty to keep you busy—including some exciting content that’s free when you setup your new Touch:

  • Step into the Wild West for target practice or a high-energy shootout with Dead and Buried
  • Sculpt and share 3D objects in VR with Medium
  • Paint on a near-infinite canvas with Quill

You’ll also experience Oculus First Contact, an endearing robotic encounter that introduces you to Touch and hand presence with sci-fi ’80s nostalgia.

You can demo Touch at more than 500 retailers in the US, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK. Visit Oculus Live to check out participating stores and schedule your demo today.

Oculus Avatars also launches today, so you can customize your virtual self for a better social experience in VR! Some of our favorite launch titles already support Avatars, including Kingspray, Sports Bar VR, and Toybox. The Avatars team is hard at work to bring this feature to Gear VR, which means you’ll have a seamless digital identity across the Oculus platform.

Different by Design
Thanks to Touch’s intuitive and ergonomic design, you forget the controllers and feel like your physical and virtual hands are identical.

Precise tracking and ergonomic handle design work in tandem to bring hand poses and social gestures into VR for a more immersive experience. The diagonal rather than vertical grip lets your thumb and index finger move autonomously, which helps prevent accidental triggers and puts you in control. Thanks to balanced weight distribution, Touch feels natural in your hand so you can relax and enjoy the virtual world.

Hand presence opens up new opportunities to interact with others while experiencing VR—and this is just the first step. We can’t wait to see the next wave of immersive content made possible with Touch.

— The Oculus Team