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Oculus VR and Samsung Confirmed for Gamescom

Last week VRFocus reported that Oculus VR would once again be heading to the 2016 E3 event in Los Angeles, California. The company appeared on the site for the major event, which sees the videogame industry gather to show off the latest releases and make announcements for new software and hardware. What’s not confirmed, however, is if Oculus VR will be holding another pre-E3 press conference, like it did last year to show off the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Today, though, it’s been confirmed that the company will be at the next major event after E3, Gamescom.

Oculus Rift consumer headset

This year’s Gamescom will take place from 17th – 21st August in Cologne, Germany once more. For those that don’t know, this is a largely public show with only the first day dedicated to members of the press. Expect Oculus VR to have its typically large booth, then, showcasing the latest experiences for both the Oculus Rift and its Gear VR mobile-based HMD made in partnership with Samsung. In fact, Samsung is also on the list of exhibitors along with a long selection of other videogame companies.

This will be the first Gamescom that Oculus VR has attended with the Oculus Rift actually available to consumers. The kit is available to pre-order now for $599 USD and those there were the first to do so should be getting in in a few weeks’ time, starting 28th March. After Gamescom, Oculus VR’s next major event is usually its Oculus Connect developer conference in September, though it’s yet to be confirmed if the show will return this year.

Stay tuned to VRFocus for more on Oculus VR at this year’s events.