Oculus VR will host its pre-E3 press conference on 11th June 2015, detailing more about the consumer Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Fans have already had an unexpected look at what’s in store, however, as a huge leak has revealed brand new images of the device and some of the peripherals that will accompany it. Company founder Palmer Luckey has also confirmed that these images are real, though outdated in some respects. With all the excitement going on, it’s been easy to miss one smaller detail: Oculus VR has a new logo.
Seen in the banner image above, the logo replaces the blue eye that has been seen at Oculus VR booths, websites and applications over the past few years. It’s a very simple design and no doubt one that the company will explain in further detail come that pre-E3 conference. It’s also important to note that this logo again appears in one of the leaked images of the company’s new controller, which is expected to be shipped with the Oculus Rift itself in the first quarter of 2016. The logo sits at the bottom of the device, as seen below.
Hopefully this logo also marks a shift in direction as Oculus VR becomes a more consumer-facing company. After all, the Oculus Rift won’t be the company’s first consumer product; that honour goes to the next iteration of the Gear VR mobile HMD, made in partnership with Samsung and scheduled to go on sale later in the year. Expect to see this new image start appearing just about everywhere that’s working in VR, then.
VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress with the consumer Oculus Rift and other devices.