Oculus Rift Sets Release Window of Early 2016 for Consumer Version; Pre-Orders Begin Later This Year

on May 6, 2015 12:39 PM

After several years in various stages of testing from a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the highly-anticipated Oculus Rift VR headset for experiencing games in a whole new way through VR still seems like its far off in the future, yet new information shows it’s not that far off at all.

In a press release, Oculus has announced that the consumer version of its Oculus Rift VR headset has officially set a launch window for Q1 2016, with pre-orders for the headset expected to begin later in 2015. Pricing details for the consumer version of the headset have not been announced at this time.

Following various developer kits and preview builds, the consumer version will demonstrate the final build of the highly-anticipated VR headset, with Oculus detailing that the consumer version “builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype,” with the final model to feature “an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as updated ergonomics for a more natural fit, and a highly refined industrial design.”

The Oculus Rift’s consumer version is expected to released in early 2016: more information on the technical specifications of the headset will be released next week.


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