Oculus Rift To Launch With Xbox One Controller, Insomniac And More Developing Games



The Oculus Rift will launch in Q1 2016 and will come bundled with an Xbox One controller one of its official input devices, Oculus announced today at a press conference.


The other input device will be the Oculus Touch, which is a pair of “half moon” wireless controllers that you hold in both hands. Each one includes an analog stick, two buttons, and a trigger. The controllers feature haptics allowing one to feel things they touch within the game, and the controllers can detect touch input as well.


The Oculus will feature an interface called the Oculus Home, which will allow users to buy and play games, as well as interact with other Oculus Rift owners.



At their conference, Oculus also revealed a number of games for the device, including Edge of Nowhere, a third-person survival action game by Insomniac. In this game, one travels to the Antarctic mountains in search of a missing expedition team.


Other games announced at the conference included AirMech VR, EVE: Valkyrie, and more. Oculus also said that the company would contribute over $10 million toward independent games developed for the Rift.


Oculus have not yet announced a price for the Rift.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.