First Oculus Rift consumer version coming early 2016


Oculus Rift posted an announcement to its Facebook and blog page revealing just enough information to whip fans into a frenzy, but not so much that it shared any actual details.

In the post, Oculus said the Oculus Rift will be shipping to customers in Q1 of 2016, “with preorders later this year.” It continued, “The Oculus Rift builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design, and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit.”

The company promises that it will soon reveal more about hardware, software input, and presently unannounced “made-for-VR games and experiences.”

Oculus first got its start by raising $2.5 million on Kickstarter 3 years ago, and it was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. This announcement marks the debut of the long-awaited Oculus Rift consumer version.

Hardware specs are to be released next week — so, stay tuned!

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