Oculus VR has today revealed the consumer version of their virtual reality headset, providing a first official look at the new hardware which is expected to launch in Q1 2016.
This reveal happened during Oculus’ ‘Step Into The Rift’ event which was held in San Francisco, California, US.
What’s interesting is that the consumer version will come with a partnership with Microsoft, bundling the Xbox One controller with the headset.
Microsoft explains more:
“Windows 10 is the best platform for playing games on the Oculus Rift. The Rift will work natively with Windows 10 to make it easy to set up, jump in, and have an incredible VR gaming experience. Combined with Direct12 technology that unlocks the full capabilities of new Windows 10 graphics hardware, made-for-VR games on Windows 10 will have the fastest frame rates and top performance.”
Alongside all of this Oculus also revealed a new VR controller that has been dubbed the Oculus Touch, which is a pair of controllers that are held in either hand and feature an analog stick, two buttons and an analog trigger.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey explained that Oculus VR have designed the new Touch controller to be capable of tracking “a set of finger poses” that work to “recognise natural hand poses like pointing, waving, or giving a thumbs-up.”
As of yet there are details for the price of the consumer version, however as soon as we hear more we will let you know.