Facebook’s Oculus to launch consumer VR units early next year
Rift headsets to hit shelves in Q1 2016
Facebook's virtual-reality unit Oculus has announced that it will sell a consumer version of its Rift headset in the first quarter of 2016, Reuters reported.
Facebook bought Oculus for $2bn last year, aiming to tap into a next-generation of online gaming.
Pre-orders for the headset will start later this year. Previous versions were aimed at games and apps developers and industry commentators had expected a consumer version by the end of 2015.
"In the weeks ahead, we'll be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of our unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift," the company said in a blog post.