Well this is turning out to be a pretty cool day! Oculus VR has announced their plans to release the consumer version of the Rift during the first quarter of 2016.
There isn't much more to say except that all hints point to an E3 Expo debut, and ergonomics aside, Oculus is making comparisons to their existing Crescent Bay demo units. We'll just have to wait and see what they ultimately deliver.
In the meantime, FMX 2015 is turning out to be a wonderful who's who of virtual and augmented reality. It seems the industry is burning a candle at both ends with market leaders like Sony, Valve (HTC), and Oculus VR scheduling product releases, and in the other, the world's top visual effects experts are discussing and debating how to go about creating the most effective stories in virtual reality (or even the ability to convey stories in VR). We'll be able to report more soon enough.
Did you think we went to Murcia Spain to just take in the sights, the amazing food, try out the local immersive tech, and have an all around great time?!?!? That was just the beginning!
The Immersive Technology Alliance is proud to announce Immersed Europe! It's hard to believe an entire continent has been as poorly underserved as it has. Similar to what we did in Toronto (and will do again in October), this will be an industry-building event. We want it to feature the investment community, technology and content makers, tier-one press, and a really well rounded group of speakers.
Now this is a very cool development! A special 360-degree version of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron has been released! To make it work, you need to be running the Google Chrome browser on PC, an Android device, or Samsung Gear VR. This will not run on iPhones.