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Oculus VR announces consumer version of Oculus Rift for Q1 2016

The highly-anticipated and long-awaited consumer version of the Oculus Rift has finally been announced and is due for release in the first quarter of 2016.

According to Oculus VR, “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 updated ergonomics for a more natural fit, and a highly refined industrial design.” At this stage, there’s not much further information regarding the consumer product, but technical specifications are expected to be announced next week and the company has explained in its blog post that other details will be forthcoming.

“In the weeks ahead, we’ll be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of our unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift. Next week, we’ll share more of the technical specifications here on the Oculus blog.”

Thanks to Polygon and IGN for their reports.