Oculus VR launched a new front page for its official website today, complete with a countdown towards the company’s anticipated pre-E3 event in which it will provide more details about the consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Unfortunately the site has backfired somewhat, with fans finding buried images that give a fresh look at the device and some of its peripherals ahead of the event. Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has now confirmed that these images are real, but warned that some may be outdated.
“This is an old placeholder concept image that we accidentally leaked,” Luckey said of on image in particular over on Reddit. “Everything in it is ancient, certainly nowhere close to final (as evidenced by the GPU specs and the game named “war”)”
It appears that fans still have something to look forward to on Thursday, then. That said, not everything in the images is irrelevant, as Luckey added: “Enjoy checking it out, at this point, but don’t expect everything to carry through to the stream on the 11th.”
It’s been confirmed that Oculus VR is talking about input for the Oculus Rift either at this show or at E3 next week, and the images seem to reveal a remote-like controller with a circular surface at the top and Plus, Minus and Return buttons on the base. There’s also a strange wired image shown to one side of the device in one image and what looks to be a front-mounted camera on the Oculus Rift itself. Just how many of these details will indeed prove to be accurate come 10:00 PDT on 11th June remains to be seen.
Either way, there’s still plenty more to learn about Oculus VR’s work including a potential pricing and software. VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift closely, reporting back with any further updates.