The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2016. Pre-orders wil open later this year according to Oculus VR witch announced the release today by en e-mail to all his backers.
The consumer model wiil be based on the latest prototype th Crescent Bay. It also has an improved tracking system that provide a seated and standing experiences. This is new, because Palmer Lucky always’s said the Oculus Rift is a seated experience. Oculus VR also updated the ergonomics and a tweaked industrial design as we can see in the pictures.
Oculus VR will announce more details of its hardware, software, input in the upcoming weeks, beginning with its technical specifications next week. The last words of the announcement are: “E3 is just around the corner — this is only the beginning.” So a lot more news is just around the corner!