Oculus Starting E3 Early With Thursday Press Conference

by Jeff Cork on Jun 09, 2015 at 01:39 PM

E3 doesn't technically start until next week, but Oculus isn't constraining itself to that timeline. The company is holding its E3 press conference this Thursday in San Francisco, California. The event will be streamed on Twitch and the VR company's site, so you can watch it from home, too.

The two-hour event begins at 10 a.m. Pacific this Thursday, June 11. You can watch it on or the company's Twitch page.

There's no word on what the press conference will cover at this stage, but perhaps viewers will get further details on when it will be available to consumers. Right now, we know that it's scheduled for an early 2016 release, but more clarity would be welcome. For more information on the Oculus Rift headset, including what PC specs it requires, take a look at our earlier coverage.


Our Take
Virtual reality is going to continue to have a big presence at E3, at least for the foreseeable future. Getting the jump on competitors like Sony's Morpheus and Valve's Vive also lets Oculus get its news out before it's potentially drowned out by the rest of E3. I'm curious to see how Oculus conveys the exciting potential of VR – something only possible in person – via a press conference.