During Spike’s E3 2014 All Access show, Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey briefly spoke about the consumer version unit, expected to go on-sale early 2015.
He confirmed that the final unit will be “a lot smaller, lot lighter, lot sleeker”, and feature a higher resolution display than the Developer Kit 2 (DK2), which ships July to those that have pre-ordered the next iteration of the Rift headset. Interestingly, he also mentioned that the unit will feature a wider field of view, improving the sense of immersion even more than the DK1 and DK2 headsets. It’s good news for those waiting for the eventual consumer release, but it also makes the wait even harder. Where are time machines when you need them?
In the meantime, we can expect to hear more details as E3 progresses, including the announcement of the first official game for the Oculus Rift. We’ll bring you all the news as it happens.
For now, enjoy this little dance Palmer gave for the cameras: