Last week brought the news that virtual reality (VR) fans had been waiting almost three years to hear; the consumer version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) will be arriving in Q1 2016. The announcement marked what the company says will be the start of an information blowout on the anticipated device leading up to E3 in June 2015. New technical specifications on the Kit are expected to be revealed this week and, from the sounds of it, that information could be hitting tomorrow.
Oculus VR Coder Tom Forsyth recent took to Twitter to say: “Really looking forward to tomorrow. It’s going to be fun. Or a total disaster.” Of course, it’s entirely possible that Forsyth isn’t even talking on a work-related level but, if he is, then the best guess is that he’s referring to those technical specifications. In its blog last week Oculus VR already noted that the consumer Oculus Rift will feature an ‘improved tracking system’ for both standing and sitting titles along with a refined design, but hasn’t gone into any specifics for either. Details such as screen resolution are also yet to be mentioned.
The company will have plenty more to share in the build up to the release of the Oculus Rift. Its publishing arm will likely be revealing more on the software front while Oculus VR’s Nate Mitchell has also teased that some form of unique input solution may be included with the kit. Some of this information may be listed in the five weeks remaining until E3, which runs from 16th – 18th June 2015, with more being revealed at the show. No doubt Oculus VR is also saving some news for other events such as Gamescom and the unconfirmed return of its own developer conference, Oculus Connect.
VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR and its progress with the Oculus Rift closely, reporting back with any further updates from the company.