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Oculus Rift VR headset to reach consumers in 2016

Virtual reality might finally become a reality - battle lines are drawn for lots of 2016 kit launches.

By CBR Staff Writer

After successfully launching the ‘developer’ editions of the Virtual reality set, Oculus has announced that the company will be selling Oculus VR to consumers in the first quarter of 2016.

The headset will come with a full ecosystem, which includes a hardware and software package designed for gamers.

According to the company, the hardware has been improved that supports both seated and standing experiences.

The Facebook owned company has also redesigned the headset and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit.

Oculus is not the only brand planning to commercially sell VR headsets as HTC is coming up with its own version of the device named Vive by the end of this year, Sony is also planning to roll out its PlayStation’s Morpheus headset during the first six months of 2016.

Rift and the Vive can work with PCs as well as gaming consoles, where as Morpheus will only be compatible with Sony PlayStation.

The headsets are designed to allow users to see filmed images and computer-generated images in front of their eyes.

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These devices have head movement tracking capabilities through which users can navigate in the virtual environment.

Oculus said: "In the weeks ahead, we’ll be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of our unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift.

"Next week, we’ll share more of the technical specifications here on the Oculus blog."

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