Leap Motion gesture controller delayed to July 22

The launch of the Leap Motion Controller, a 3D gesture controller that works with computers, has been delayed from May to July 22, reports The Verge.

Leap Motion announced in February that it planned to start shipping pre-orders on May 13 and launch the controller exclusively at Best Buy on May 19.

The company decided to push back the launch to allow for a new round of beta testing that is set to begin in June, said Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald in a statement to The Verge. According to Buckwald, the hardware is finalized, and the company has already produced 600,000 units. Instead, Leap Motion wants to work on the controller's software before it releases the device.

"We've always said we wouldn't release the product until it met our expectations," said Buckwald, "and in this case our expectations are extremely high."

Buckwald added that "this is the first and only delay there will be."

The Leap Motion Controller works on Windows PC and Mac. Games supported at launch include ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope, Double Fine's Dropchord and Disney's Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway.

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