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Oculus Rift delayed

by on27 April 2015


Not ready this year

It is starting to look like Oculus Rift peripheral will not be in the shops as promised this year.

When asked, inventor Palmer Luckey refused to comment on the date the Rift would emerge. This is a backtrack on his more confident claims that the peripheral would be ready by the end of the year.

According to ITPortal  it is starting to look like the VR headset will be available in 2016.

Facebook's CFO, David Wehner, mentioned the VR peripheral in the social network's recent fiscal disclosure for Q1 2015.
He said that there were no specific plans for shipment volumes in 2015 for the Rift, and that: Oculus is "very much in the development stage, so it's very early to be talking about large shipment volumes."

This means that despite gathering most of the headlines for VR headware the Oculus Rift is going to be beaten to market by several of its rivals.

HTC

HTC reckons its Vive VR gadget will definitely be here before Christmas and this hardware has already gained a number of positive impressions from those who have tried it out.

It would appear that the delay might even because the Vive has ironed out a lot of Oculus's kinks.

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Last modified on 27 April 2015
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