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Oculus VR News | April 21, 2024

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Consumer Oculus Rift Officially Coming in Early 2016

Oculus Rift Consumer Version Officially Launching Early 2016

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Today, Oculus VR has finally announced the consumer release of its long-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

According to an Oculus blog post, the consumer version of the Rift will be available during the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders open later this year.

“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,” says Oculus. The consumer Rift is also updated with improved ergonomics for a “more natural fit”, and sleek black-on-black industrial designs.

Oculus Rift Consumer Version
A glimpse of the Oculus Rift coming Q1 2016

The announcement of the consumer Rift brings Oculus one step closer to achieving a crucial milestone that will certainly make an impact on the future of virtual reality, and deliver on the companys’ promise of a truly immersive virtual reality experience to the masses.

In the weeks ahead, Oculus says it will reveal more details regarding the technical specifications around the final hardware, software, VR input, and its lineup of unannounced VR games and experiences coming to the Rift.

Stay tuned for more updates on the consumer Oculus Rift, as this story develops.