A consumer version of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is set to arrive in early 2016. The new model promises to be drastically lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than the current developer kits. The new model will also feature integrated headphones and positional audio.
Additional info surrounding hardware details, software, input, and games for the platform will arrive soon, but the initial announcement confirmed the consumer model will feature a tracking system so you can use the VR headsetsitting down and standing up.
The initial announcement for the headset hints at potential gaming integration and also teased that forthcoming information will be revealed at this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), which takes place from June 16–18.
Preorders will begin later this year, but in the meantime, stay tuned to the Oculus blog for more news on the virtual reality revolution.