It’s just over a month and a half now until the biggest event in the videogame calendar, E3. The expo, which will see virtually every major player in the industry gather under one roof, takes place from 16th – 19th June 2015, promising reveals of brand new titles and more. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has already confirmed that it will have more to show for its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4 at the event, and now Oculus VR has teased that it will also have some big news to share.
The company suggested as much in a new update for its Oculus Rift HMD Kickstarter backers, made available by Reddit user VRJon. A lengthy post is mainly used to explain the ‘Render the Meatverse’ competition that Oculus VR announced alongside OTOY earlier today. However, as the post’s conclusion notes: “It’s 6 weeks until E3 2015, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!”
What could Oculus VR be teasing for the show? Given the tease being made on the Kickstarter page, it certainly seems as if any news would relate to the Oculus Rift over Oculus VR’s other HMD, the Gear VR. Last year saw Oculus VR push its videogame focus at the event, revealing Playful Corp.’s Lucky’s Tale and announcing that it had hired Naughty Dog founder Jason Rubin as its Head of Worldwide Studios. Could an update on Rubin’s work, along with any new titles, feature at the show?
Of course, the most sought-after news is details and a release date for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. Project Morpheus is set to arrive in the first half of 2016 and Valve and HTC’s Vive will be available for Holiday 2015, leaving many wondering just when the device will finally arrive. Will E3 prove to be the venue for the much-anticipated reveal?
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