There’s one burning question on the minds of just about every virtual reality (VR) developer and fan at the moment; when is the consumer version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) going to launch? Valve and HTC have set a holiday 2015 window for the PC-based Vive while Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is gearing up for the first half of 2016 with its Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 HMD, but Oculus VR remains silent. Those worried about the launch line up for the device have been reassured today, however, as the company has reiterated that it’s focus is currently on ‘full games/experiences’.
Callum Underwood, who handles Content for Oculus VR, recently stated as much in a call out to developers over on Twitter. “Remember – if you’re working on cool stuff for VR, let me know about it!” Underwood noted. “Focus is on full games/experiences for launch.”
A number of developers have noted their intentions to be ready for the launch of the Oculus Rift, although it remains to be seen if they will be able to do this once a timeframe is given. Oculus VR itself is working to publish content on the platform including EVE: Valkyrie from CCP Games and Lucky’s Tale from Playful Corp. Last year the company also announced that it had hired Naughty Dog founder Jason Rubin to head up its Worldwide Studios efforts, creating its own first-party content for the device.
Oculus VR recently teased that it would be making new announcements at this year’s E3 expo from 16th – 19th June. VRFocus will continue to follow the company closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.