The consumer version of the Oculus Rift will begin shipping in Q1 2016, with pre-orders opening “later this year,” Oculus VR announced today.
In addition to the announced release date, images were shared as a first look to what consumers can expect for the Oculus Rift. The consumer model is based on the Crescent Bay prototype and builds upon its “presence, immersion, and comfort.” It also features an improved tracking system that accommodates seated and standing experiences, according to Oculus VR, along with updated ergonomics and a tweaked industrial design.
The company will share more details of its hardware, software, input and unannounced speciality games in the coming weeks, beginning with its technical specifications next week.
In the weeks ahead, Oculus will be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of their unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift. Next week, Oculus will share more of the technical specifications on their blog.
Those interested in developing a “next-generation” VR game or app can find details at the Oculus Developer Center.