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Facebook’s Oculus to launch consumer VR units early next year

Rift headsets to hit shelves in Q1 2016

Facebook’s Oculus to launch consumer VR units early next year
Pre-orders for the headset will start later this year.

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.

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