Oculus Rift 2016 Release Period Announced

By May 6, 2015 March 24th, 2020 News

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.

Oculus Rift Consumer Version

Oculus Rift Consumer Version

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.

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  • Avatar Dom says:

    Great to hear that end users can finally get a Vr display set complete with motion capture 6 dof. When I get this Vr headset I want to forsure try a driving game like dirt 3 or Grid Codemasters.

    If someone is listening, can you get the Sales Managers in Edmonton, Alberta Canada to order and stock these Vr headsets in the Stores like London Drugs and BestBuy or even The Real Canadian SuperStore or Canadian Tire. I don’t want to order through the mail, it’s to complicated atm.

    I also hope the price is going to be decent. Before all this Vr jumbo going on Vr headsets were $1000+ for basics and that’s why nobody bought into the idea, Sell for a little less and sell a ton more if you can handle the workload. If its gonna be $800 or more to buy then I don’t know, might still be worth it and be more like a luxury item instead of a valuable price object.

  • Avatar mickman says:

    Palmer specially built the Rift to be sold sub $300 that’s the beauty of the new VR wave coming through.. super cheap HMDs

    I think before long we’ll be seeing units selling for around $150 & some will be free … & you’ll simply be paying a monthly subscription to STEAM V.R etc…

    There’ll be gold plated Apple HMDs going for $18,000.00 in the near future too… once they cash in on a few more watches. :roll:

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