Oculus Rift Release Date: VR Headset to Arrive in 2016

Since its time in the world of Kickstarter, the Oculus Rift has come a long way. Anyone who’s seen a demo in action or actually used one knows that there’s a ton of potential for not only gaming, but also areas like international tourism. And though we were all disappointed to hear that the Rift won’t be making its debut this year, we’ve just learned that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

According to a press release from the Oculus camp, we now know that their VR headset will hit the market in Q1 2016.

What is Q1 2016?

It is a business term for the first fiscal quarter of the year. It is characterized as the beginning of January to the end of March.

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Will they be releasing the Crescent Bay or another headset?

They will be releasing the next iteration of the Crescent Bay. According to the company, “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.”

Do we have any specs for it?

They should be released in the coming weeks along with software, inputs, and announcements on made-for-VR games specially designed for the Rift. Next week they’re planning on sharing “technical specifications” with us, which hopefully includes the resolution of the headset.

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Won’t other VR headsets be beating them to the market?

A few, but that doesn’t mean the Oculus Rift will have problems. For a more detailed account of the VR war, check out our in depth article on the competition and who we think will win.

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