Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, has filed a trademark for RiftCon. The listing for the trademark suggests that this will be a new convention devoted to VR videogames and their development. The company itself is yet to make any mention of such an event.
The filing, which was made on 14th February 2014, can currently be seen on The United States Patent and Trademark Office website. It is sitting on a waiting list of around 3 months to be examined. That means it should be approved or unapproved in or around May. The filing does not mention where the convention could be held or any other details such as dates.
According the Goods and Services tab, RiftCon will provide: “Organizing exhibitions for cultural, educational, or entertainment purposes; organizing exhibitions in the fields of interactive entertainment, virtual reality, consumer electronics and video game entertainment industries for cultural or educational purposes; entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of competitions to encourage use and development of interactive entertainment, virtual reality, consumer electronics, and video game entertainment software and hardware.”
In the past, Oculus VR has taken its Rift headset to other conventions such as the Consumer Electronics Show and Game Developers Conference to show off. This is the first we’ve heard of the company hosting its own event. VRFocus will continue to track the progress of the trademark and report back with any developments.