The Oculus Rift VR Headset Will Ship To Consumers In Q1 2016

Oculus has confirmed that the consumer variant of its highly anticipated Rift Virtual Reality headset will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders beginning later this year.
The announcement puts to end months of speculation about when the Oculus Rift would be launched, which was previously pegged during the holiday season of 2015.
The company said that the Rift headset for consumers will build upon the presence, immersion and comfort of the Cresent Bay prototype, and will sport better tracking and a refined design.
Oculus didn’t reveal any further technical details about the Rift headset but said it would share more about the hardware, software, input and made-for-VR games in the upcoming weeks.
It’s been quite a ride for Oculus which was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, rolled out two separate developer versions of the Rift, and is now planning to begin selling to the public in 2016.
While the largest application for devices like the Oculus Rift headset is currently gaming, there’s a lot of promise for growth in the communication, therapy, education and film verticals.

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