Oculus Touch launches on Dec. 6, just one week away. The long-awaited peripheral is being ravenously anticipated by current Oculus Rift owners. The company has further stoked their appetites by creating a virtually unprecedented list of free launch titles. Five titles will be free to those that purchase Oculus Touch, but two of those games have a ticking clock on them. We reached out to Oculus to figure out exactly when the clock runs out and what will happen once it reaches zero.
The five titles included with a Touch pre-order are: The Unspoken, VR Sports Challenge, Dead & Buried, Quill and Oculus Medium. The latter three titles will be free on the platform in perpetuity, however the first two games have a half life. The Unspoken and VR Sports Challenge are only free to customers that pre-order Oculus Touch. According to a representative for the company, “Dec 5th is the last day of the pre-order based on region. When the clock strikes ‘Dec 6,’ the pre-order is over.”
Once that pre-order window closes VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken will cost $29.99 apiece, Oculus confirms. The official, Oculus position on the other three titles is that:
“Our internally developed titles of Medium, Quill, and Dead & Buried are currently free for anyone who buys Touch. They’ll be added to your account when you go through the setup of your new Touch controllers.”
So there you have it. Make sure to get your pre-order in before Dec. 6 if you want to get the full five titles for free.
Oculus Touch is a hand-tracked controller platform compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset. Touch will allow Rift users to bring their hands into immersive experiences and interact with objects in a more natural way. The controllers launch on Dec. 6th for $199 and will be available through Amazon, Best Buy and Oculus themselves.