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This article was published on May 6, 2015


Oculus will release a consumer VR headset in early 2016

Oculus will release a consumer VR headset in early 2016
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

It’s official: Oculus Rift is finally getting a consumer version, in the first quarter of 2016.

According to a post by Oculus Rift today, the new headset will build on the current Crescent Bay prototype that features 3D spatial audio.

The company hasn’t detailed anything beyond the release window, such as price, what it’ll look like or what capabilities it’ll actually ship with.

The news that Oculus is finally shipping a consumer version is exciting for gamers, many of whom have purchased the developer kits to try for themselves ahead of the consumer release because the company previously didn’t provide any hint of when it might land.

➤ First Look at the Rift, Shipping Q1 2016

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