Gamers are always searching for a more immersive experience, and virtual reality is likely the next trend in the gaming world. A few years back, a startup named Oculus made news with their innovative Rift VR headset and we have watched the company made a large progression ultimately leading to an acquisition from Facebook for a price of $2,001,985,000 just under a year ago.
While I've had a chance to demo the Rift multiple times at past CES events, the average consumer hasn't gotten much exposure to the device since it has been in a somewhat limited beta with Rift units being made available for purchase to potential developers for the system. As for the consumer market, Oculus hasn't yet brought the device to the mainstream although we now know this will change in the near future.
According to a recent blog post on the company's website, the Oculus Rift will be officially offered for public sale sometime during Q1 in 2016. As for the specifics like an actual release date, consumer pricing, or support launch titles, it all remains a bit of a mystery at this point.
Near the bottom of the blog post, it says:
“E3 is just around the corner — this is only the beginning.”
Judging from this comment, it would be safe to assume that we'll get some juicy details about the Rift's consumer launch during the E3 Expo this June. Stay tuned for more Oculus-related E3 coverage!