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Oculus Connect 2 Keynotes Revealed, Rift, Touch, Gear VR Updates Confirmed

It’s just a few weeks now until Oculus VR hosts its second development conference, Oculus Connect 2, at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California. The event is set to take place from 23rd – 25th September 2015 and fans of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) are expecting to hear much more on the consumer version of the device, along with news on other areas of the company. Today, Oculus VR has revealed its slate of keynotes for the anticipated event and teased some of the details we can expect to be revealed.

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While the event gets underway on 23rd September with a handful of talks, Oculus VR is again saving the bigger news for 24th September with a morning of keynotes talks from the company’s key executives and developers. As with last year, CEO Brendan Iribe will kick things off with an Opening Keynote at 10:00 PST that promises to reveal more details on the Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch input device and Gear VR mobile HMD. Following that, Michael Abrash will again take the stage to deliver an update on Oculus Research, the team dedicated to VR progression in the long-term.

And, of course, it wouldn’t be Oculus Connect without a long, in-depth session with Chief Technology Officer and legendary videogame developer John Carmack. His talk is set for 13:00 and is not to be missed by VR devs. Following that, the gates are open for a slew of talks and workshops over the next day and a half.

Take note that Oculus Connect 2 will indeed be live streamed for those unable to make it to Hollywood. Last year’s event hosted the reveal of the Crescent Bay prototype for the Oculus Rift and this year’s show is expected to top it with more news on the consumer Oculus Rift, which launches in Q1 2016. It’s also thought that the first consumer version of the Gear VR will be revealed at the show and that we might perhaps see a consumer version of Oculus Touch, which was introduced as a Half-Moon Prototype at E3 2015.

VRFocus will be at Oculus Touch to bring you all of the latest updates from the event.