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So what do we know about Touch? When will it ship, how much will it cost?

yahknow1yahknow1 Posts: 83
Does anyone have answers other than 2h 2016? Or is it all speculation at this point?
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  • goldenegggoldenegg Posts: 552
    Trinity
    All the known information is what's on the Oculus site.
  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,782
    Project 2501
    Can we get 3 or 4 days before jumping on this topic lol
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  • yahknow1yahknow1 Posts: 83
    yea with all the videos showing how well oculus tracks for room-scale, got me jones'n for controllers
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  • comixcrozcomixcroz Posts: 210
    Art3mis
    I have a feeling that the decision to wait on releasing them until later was (partially) for price appearance.   I think  the Touch controllers would have pushed that $600 price up to the $800 VIVE price point and therefore the competitive advantage the Rift has in that arena would have gone bye bye.  

    It's actually brilliant.  The hype and excitement also gets revived when the touch controllers come out and it's a completely different product and price.  Psychologically it will make it a lot easier for gamers to buy them as the $600 they spent months ago is already long gone.  
  • MaxxgoldMaxxgold Posts: 351
    Trinity
    edited March 2016
     comixcroz said:
    I have a feeling that the decision to wait on releasing them until later was (partially) for price appearance.   I think  the Touch controllers would have pushed that $600 price up to the $800 VIVE price point and therefore the competitive advantage the Rift has in that arena would have gone bye bye.  

    It's actually brilliant.  The hype and excitement also gets revived when the touch controllers come out and it's a completely different product and price.  Psychologically it will make it a lot easier for gamers to buy them as the $600 they spent months ago is already long gone.  
             I agree with you on the marketing but I feel like we get so much more with our 600 dollars than Vive purchasers get. We get an Xbox One controller with the wireless dongle that works on Windows 10. That is a 90 dollar value. Then  you throw in 3 games worth another 100 dollars and the price of the Rift seems very reasonable. All you get extra with your Vive is some large Sony Move type controllers and "Job Simulator" :smile: 
  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    Maxxgold said:
     comixcroz said:
    I have a feeling that the decision to wait on releasing them until later was (partially) for price appearance.   I think  the Touch controllers would have pushed that $600 price up to the $800 VIVE price point and therefore the competitive advantage the Rift has in that arena would have gone bye bye.  

    It's actually brilliant.  The hype and excitement also gets revived when the touch controllers come out and it's a completely different product and price.  Psychologically it will make it a lot easier for gamers to buy them as the $600 they spent months ago is already long gone.  
             I agree with you on the marketing but I feel like we get so much more with our 600 dollars than Vive purchasers get. We get an Xbox One controller with the wireless dongle that works on Windows 10. That is a 90 dollar value. Then  you throw in 3 games worth another 100 dollars and the price of the Rift seems very reasonable. All you get extra with your Vive is some large Sony Move type controllers and "Job Simulator" :smile: 
    Depends how much the Touch controllers end up costing. I suspect they won't be cheap. $200 absolute minimum is my guess.
  • MaxxgoldMaxxgold Posts: 351
    Trinity
    notsram said:
    Maxxgold said:
     comixcroz said:
    I have a feeling that the decision to wait on releasing them until later was (partially) for price appearance.   I think  the Touch controllers would have pushed that $600 price up to the $800 VIVE price point and therefore the competitive advantage the Rift has in that arena would have gone bye bye.  

    It's actually brilliant.  The hype and excitement also gets revived when the touch controllers come out and it's a completely different product and price.  Psychologically it will make it a lot easier for gamers to buy them as the $600 they spent months ago is already long gone.  
             I agree with you on the marketing but I feel like we get so much more with our 600 dollars than Vive purchasers get. We get an Xbox One controller with the wireless dongle that works on Windows 10. That is a 90 dollar value. Then  you throw in 3 games worth another 100 dollars and the price of the Rift seems very reasonable. All you get extra with your Vive is some large Sony Move type controllers and "Job Simulator" :smile: 
    Depends how much the Touch controllers end up costing. I suspect they won't be cheap. $200 absolute minimum is my guess.
    Yeah, you could be right. I'm okay with 200 though. I think the touch controllers are going to be incredible compared to the Vive controllers. Everything my dev friends have told me leads me to believe that assumption. And like I said above, when you throw in all the extra stuff, it's pretty reasonable. Well reasonable for me anyways.
  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    Maxxgold said:
    notsram said:
    Maxxgold said:
     comixcroz said:
    I have a feeling that the decision to wait on releasing them until later was (partially) for price appearance.   I think  the Touch controllers would have pushed that $600 price up to the $800 VIVE price point and therefore the competitive advantage the Rift has in that arena would have gone bye bye.  

    It's actually brilliant.  The hype and excitement also gets revived when the touch controllers come out and it's a completely different product and price.  Psychologically it will make it a lot easier for gamers to buy them as the $600 they spent months ago is already long gone.  
             I agree with you on the marketing but I feel like we get so much more with our 600 dollars than Vive purchasers get. We get an Xbox One controller with the wireless dongle that works on Windows 10. That is a 90 dollar value. Then  you throw in 3 games worth another 100 dollars and the price of the Rift seems very reasonable. All you get extra with your Vive is some large Sony Move type controllers and "Job Simulator" :smile: 
    Depends how much the Touch controllers end up costing. I suspect they won't be cheap. $200 absolute minimum is my guess.
    Yeah, you could be right. I'm okay with 200 though. I think the touch controllers are going to be incredible compared to the Vive controllers. Everything my dev friends have told me leads me to believe that assumption. And like I said above, when you throw in all the extra stuff, it's pretty reasonable. Well reasonable for me anyways.
    Yeah, what I've seen of Touch is the main reason I'm going for Rift instead of Vive (depending on when my Rift actually arrives...). But, if it's too expensive, I simply won't bother. It's not coming out for months and by then, there will almost certainly have been announcements of new, competing systems.
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,744 Valuable Player
    I'm going to hazard a guess that those who have pre-ordered the Rift will get the Touch controllers at a discounted rate compared to those who buy them later on.

    Just a hunch.


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  • dead4suredead4sure Posts: 263
    Nexus 6
    Selling them later also means there's less to give away free to kickstarter backers. It's just good business sense. We got a pretty sweet deal so I'll be more than happy to buy them when they're available. :smile:
  • comixcrozcomixcroz Posts: 210
    Art3mis
    I'm going to hazard a guess that those who have pre-ordered the Rift will get the Touch controllers at a discounted rate compared to those who buy them later on.

    Just a hunch.

    That would be cool.  I do feel $200 is about the most they could get away with charging though.   Otherwise they are officially the most expensive of the 3 as a full set up.  
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