Facebook’s Oculus Rift Goes On Sale Early 2016

Facebook’s Oculus Rift Goes On Sale Early 2016
Anna Bashmakova and Oculus Rift Sergey Galyonkin / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

After waiting for what seemed like forever, those interested to purchase virtual reality headset Oculus Rift can do so early next year, or to be as precise as possible, the first quarter of 2016.


If not for the Kickstarter campaign, which drew more than $2 million worth of support, the company wouldn’t have been able to “kickstart” public clamor for virtual reality.

When Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion, initial plans were to use the Rift while seated. However, Oculus has announced that the Rift will now be based on a prototype called Crescent Bay, which will come with external cameras that allow the user to move around and explore three-dimensional spaces.

In the weeks ahead, Oculus will be revealing more details about the Rift. From hardware to software to made-for-virtual-reality games, questions will (and shall) be answered.

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“Virtual reality is going to transform gaming, film, entertainment, communication, and much more,” Oculus stated in its official press release.

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