It’s the first full week of 2015 and already the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is here. Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the event is set to showcase a wide range of technological breakthroughs and more. Virtual reality (VR) is also poised to have a big presence, with Oculus VR recently confirming that it will be showing its Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Not only that but the company has also just launched its very own app for the event, which is available to download on smartphones now.
The Oculus CES 2015 app can be used to simply reserve a spot to see Crescent Bay in action at the company’s booth, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall on the 2nd Floor, Booth #26002. Those without the app should note that Oculus VR will also be accepting walkups during the event. A variety of timeslots are available although, from the looks of it, they’re already pretty much all full up a good day before the event even gets underway. That’s pretty impressive given that there are 17 slots for each of the four days of CES.
The app also contains some general Oculus VR links, much like the app that was launched for the Oculus Connect developer conference back in September 2014. These include a link to the Oculus VR homepage and access to your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as emails, ensuring that you never have to close to app throughout CES. It is currently available for free on both the iOS and Android operating systems (OS). There doesn’t appear to be any other option perhaps to see the Gear VR smartphone-based HMD, suggest that it will be more readily available to see throughout the event (Note: see update).
VRFocus is at CES this week and will be following the updates from all VR companies closely. Will Oculus VR have anything else to show off? Keep checking back to find out.
UPDATE: A recent tweet from Oculus VR notes that scheduling will open ‘soon’, meaning the event isn’t full booked at all, it’s just yet to open.