Oculus Connect 3 Coming to San Jose in October; Oculus Gives Update on Rift Pre-Orders/Availability

on July 12, 2016 1:27 PM

With its official debut earlier this year, the era of virtual reality now being available to the mainstream is upon us with the Oculus Rift and other VR devices, with the company bringing its annual convention once more to California and providing an update on the device’s availability across the globe.

In update on the Oculus blog, the company provided an update on availability for the VR device, explains that “all Rift pre-orders have now shipped” and been met, with new orders from the company’s website available and ready to ship within 2-4 business days.

Following previous complications and delays with both pre-orders and new shipments when the device first released in March, Oculus explained that “we want to apologize for the delays in getting Rifts to doorsteps,” adding that “without your support, VR wouldn’t be where it is today,” while thanking customers for their patience with processing orders and shipments.

The company addressed that inventory has been ramped up for units in retail stores and with online partners, with added demo units at new retail locations, including demo units at select Microsoft Stores across the US, along with expanded demo spaces at Best Buy in more than 500 stores across the country.

Along with the update on availability, Oculus also announced that its Oculus Connect 3 event, an annual convention for developers and VR enthusiasts, will take place this year from October 5 – 7 in San Jose, CA, along with news and announcements from the company for Oculus Rift and more.

The event will feature “more than 50 technical talks and opportunities to experience new Oculus hardware and content,” along with keynotes and panels with guests such as Brendan Iribe, John Carmack, Michael Abrash, and many others.

Applications to attend Oculus Connect 3 will be opened on August 2nd, 2016 at 9am PST.

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