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Oculus Rift VR Headset Locked In For Early 2016 Release

Oculus Rift VR Headset Locked In For Early 2016 ReleaseIt’s been almost three years since Oculus VR launched its initial Kickstarter campaign, with Oculus confirming the Rift is now set for consumer release and set to ship in the 2016 first quarter, with pre-orders commencing later in the year.

VR is attracting the attention of tech firms the world over, and the market is seemingly set for transformation in the near future, with significant resources being devoted to bringing VR technology to a mainstream audience.

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus last year saw the social media giant get behind VR tech, with the race now on to get an early foothold in the growing market.

Samsung, Sony, HTC and Microsoft, among others, are all currently staking out territory in the market.

While 2015 has seen a number of developments in VR, 2016 could be the year it really begins to gather momentum.

“The Oculus Rift builds on the presence, immersion, and comfort of the Crescent Bay prototype with an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design, and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit,” Oculus stated in a blog post announcing the Rift’s consumer release.

Oculus has stated that in the weeks ahead, it will be revealing details around the Rift’s hardware, software, and input, along with the made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift.