Oculus Rift Consumer Version Release Date and News: Oculus VR Final Released An Official TImeline For the Oculus Rift, But It's Definitely Not This Year
It's not all bad news when it comes to the release date of the upcoming Oculus Rift Consumer Version. The original timeline for 'Oculus Rift Consumer Version is supposed to be this year, but recent announcement made it official that 'Oculus Rift Consumer Version' won't be seeing a 2015 release date.
Here's the latest on 'Oculus Rift Consumer Version' release date, news, and updates.
Despite the 'Oculus Rift' being a pioneer in the industry it may seem like it won't be a pioneer in the market. After all there are some companies that are planning to launch their VR headgears this year including; the Gear VR by Samsung and the HoloLens by Microsoft.
Oculus VR released a statement in their official blogsite that they are moving the release date to next year, "Today, we're incredibly excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year. The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality. It's a system designed by a team of extremely passionate gamers, developers, and engineers to reimagine what gaming can be."
Many are expecting that the Oculus Rift would be a highly consumer-friendly VR device; however since its announcement last year, the market has evolved with most consumers opting for a more affordable option like simply turning their phones into a VR gear like the 'Google Cardboard'.
This is not to say that consumers won't opt for 'Oculus Rift' we can see that it's being marketed as a gaming device, despite having a few game under its name, the 'Oculus Rift' will surely evolve and be more successful in the gaming market.
Despite the late release, when you hear the word, 'virtual reality' people still thinks of the 'Oculus Rift', if they are able to address the issues on the demo then they'll still have the potential to dominate the market. The Oculus has had raving reviews since the first time it was out for hands on demonstration so it's not really the end of the world for the 'Rift' even if the release was a tad bit late.
There's still no word on the price of the upcoming 'Oculus Rift' but if the vision of Nate Mitchell and Luckey Palmer (Co-Founders of the Oculus VR) were followed, then the 'Rift' would be somewhere below $400.