The Oculus press conference is happening in LA right now ahead of next week’s E3. You might already be watching the livestream, but if not, here’s the news so far: your cutting-edge system shock virtual reality future will be controlled with an XBox One Controller and an adapter.
So far the press conference has focused on the headset – its adjustability, its form being adapted for those who wear glasses, and so on. The controller is the first real announcement of the show, though. Oculus explained that they wanted a controller that people were already familiar with, before Microsoft’s Phil Spencer appeared at the event to talk more about the controller and introduce a video of people using it while wearing the headset to play, uh, a racing game being broadcast on a single wall of a VR space.
I like the XBox controller, but it’s interesting that Oculus have decided to offer a traditional controller and one which users of the Oculus headset won’t be able to see when they’re playing the game.
Update: Oculus have just announced the Oculus Touch, a motion controller.