Oculus VR has announced today that consumer version of the Rift headset will be released in the first quarter of 2016.
"Since the earliest days of the Oculus Kickstarter, the Rift has been shaped by gamers, backers, developers, and enthusiasts around the world. 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," reads a post on the official Oculus blog.
The headset will be based on the Crescent Bay prototype, with improvements added to its tracking system, which will now work with the user being seated as well. Other improvements include "updated ergonomics for a more natural fit, and a highly refined industrial design."
Details like the hardware, software, input, or supported games have not yet been announced, with the company promising details to be shared in the coming weeks. Next week, the technical specifications will be amde available on the Oculus blog, and soon enough, we will also hear the first details on the unnanounced made-for-VR games and experiences.
The post closes with a tease stating "E3 is just around the corner - this is only the beginning," suggesting more info on the VR device will come out in June.