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Oculus Announces New Products, New Features, and the Release date and Price for Touch

During a keynote presentation on October 6th, Oculus VR finally announced the price and release date for their VR controller “Oculus Touch”.

They are set to cost $199, and be released on December 6th.

It was also confirmed that the Rift can support room-scale if you buy a third camera from them for $79. This makes the total package of the Rift cost more then their competitor the HTC Vive, which has tracked controllers and room-scale straight out of the box.

A new piece of hardware was also announced at the presentation. The Oculus Earphones. They are said to “Increase Immersion” in VR experiences.

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Oculus also unveiled some new VR software including;

Oculus Avatars,

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and Parties and Rooms for Gear VR.

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The biggest announcement that was made at the event was that Oculus is working on a new standalone VR headset that does not require a PC or mobile phone to function. Very few details were revealed about this product as its still in really early development.

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Oculus also claimed that they will be putting 50 million dollars into VR development this year, and 10 Million into VR content.

 

For a full list of announcements made at the keynote, you can visit Oculus’s Twitter page here: https://twitter.com/oculus/with_replies

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