The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has been confirmed to make an appearance at Gamescom 2014. The announcement was made in a press release for the event, which runs from 13th – 17th August 2014 in Cologne, Germany. This adds another name to the growing list of events that the Rift will be visiting this year as it moves towards a consumer release.
Gamescom is one of the biggest events in the videogame industry’s calender, with more than 340,000 visitors last year. It’s also open to the public for a number of days, meaning fans should be able to get their hands on the Oculus Rift themselves, although that’s yet to be confirmed. The headset also appeared at the show last year.
The news comes just a few days after Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift, confirmed that it would be bringing its device to a number of other events this year, including the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). While the first version of the Oculus Rift developer kit has been available for some time, developers and fans alike are still awaiting news on a new iteration of that kit as well as an official consumer release. It’s likely that these announcements are made at one of these shows if not spread across a range of them.
The company will also be hosting a presentation at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 19th March, in which it will talk about the future of the hardware. VRFocus will be reporting on any developments on the Oculus Rift and virtual reality at all of these events.