Oculus has announced the launch date of the new Gear VR headset and the controller for one hand that can also be purchased separately.
Oculus has announced the launch date for the new Gear VR and the one-handed controller that will be available from April 21 and we can acquire both for $ 129, having the possibility of acquiring the controller separately for $ 39 if we already have a viewer. Very soon 70 new titles compatible with the new controller will arrive and there are another 50 for the coming months, and it should be remembered that the controller is compatible with all the contents that use the GearVR touchpad.
In addition to the details of the arrival of the new Gear VR, Oculus has also announced the following news:
- Oculus Home it has been remade from scratch, reducing loading times by three times so that users navigate the virtual environment faster and it is easier to search for content and watch videos.
- Oculus Avatars it is already available in both Rift and Gear VR, so we can already use our avatar in various experiences such as Oculus Rooms, Hulu, Drop Dead and more.
- Oculus Browser it is now available in Gear VR as a fully native application that allows us to surf the web directly and watch 360º video from Oculus Home.
The date indicated is for united States, we still have no confirmation whether it will be available in Europe or the price that will be here, even when taking into account other occasions, it is expected to be 129€ and 39€ for the driver.