e3 2015

Oculus Unveils Final Version Of Oculus Rift Headset

by Brian Shea on Jun 11, 2015 at 08:30 AM

Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus Rift, welcomed those in attendance at Oculus' E3 2015 press conference by revealing the final version of the Oculus Rift VR headset. The headset has been adjusted numerous times over the course of the past three years, and Iribe feels confident that this is the version that will be ready for retail.

The final version of the Oculus Rift headset is more lightweight than previous versions and is more comfortable to use while wearing glasses. The headset comes with built-in earphones for game audio, but they can be removed in favor of your own headset or earbuds. The retail version is touted as low-latency and with a wide field of view. It is also more ergonomically designed than previous versions.

The headset also includes a camera, which is meant to sit on the desk in front of you to track the motion of the headset. The camera is designed to stay out of the player's way and not be obtrusive to the gameplay. Once Oculus Touch, the system's motion controllers release, the camera will assist in tracking that as well.

In addition, each Oculus Rift headset will come packaged with an Xbox One controller. Oculus is currently planning on shipping the Rift to consumers in Q1 2016. The company has still yet to detail the final pricing of the headset.