It has been announced that a consumer version of the virtual reality helmet set, the Oculus Rift, will begin shipping to consumers in the first-quarter of 2016. Pre-orders will begin later this year.
In weeks ahead, Oculus will be revealing details about hardware, software, input, and unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift. In a press release from the Facebook-owned company, Oculus says:
“The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality. It’s a system designed by a team of extremely passionate gamers, developers, and engineers to reimagine what gaming can be.
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.”