The ever popular and much awaited virtual reality headset finally has a release date as the Oculus Rift will be available for purchase during the 1st quarter of 2016. The release will also include an Xbox One controller, and the headset will have full Windows 10 support. There will also be more features to come with the device as its release date draws near.
Pre-Orders For the Oculus Rift Will Start Late This Year
Everyone who is excited to own their very own Oculus Rift VR Headset are all excited to get their hands on this device by the first quarter of 2016. Pre-orders for the virtual reality gadget will start by the end of this year. Even though the VR headset didn’t reveal much of its specs and features during its preview at their event back in June 2015, it would seem that the company behind this great project is still pushing to release this magnificent piece of technology by early next year.
One of the major announcements back in their June 11 event is that the Oculus VR Headset does not come with its proprietary controller. Instead, the company will be including an Xbox One controller into the package.
The proprietary controller of the Oculus headset, named ‘Oculus Touch,” and codenamed “Half Moon,” will be able to track the movement of the hands unlike what the Xbox One controller. The Xbox One controller will be included in the package as no word has been revealed when Oculus Touch will be available for purchase.
The Oculus Touch is not one controller, but two – one for each hand. One controller is a complete mirror image of the other. Both controllers include an analog stick, with two buttons, and a trigger. The controllers also feature a haptic feedback along with a plethora of sensors to identify certain poses such as pointing, thumbs up, and waving.
The VR headset brought to us by Oculus will also have Windows 10 compatibility. This will allow users to stream games from the console of the headset. This is like watching the news while playing games inside a virtual theater.
The final consumer model for the Oculus Rift will feature custom optics and display. The company stated that the device will have two OLED screens with low latency. Hence, users will experience no blurring or pixeling when they’re playing with the virtual reality headset. There will also be integrated audio functions for better sound experiences with the headset.