It’s official: Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016

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The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date.

The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail during the first quarter of 2016, its maker Oculus VR announced Wednesday morning.

Oculus VR hasn’t released a price or exact release date for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, only promising it will ship with “compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality.”

The Oculus Rift was first revealed as a Kickstarter project in August 2012, raising more than $2.4 million dollars by offering $300 kits directly to developers interested in virtual reality. Creator Palmer Luckey, a few months before, wrote on an online message board: “Really excited about this, I think it could be the kind of thing that jumpstarts a bigger VR community.” Read more…

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