Going into CES this year, there are still a number of big questions remaining around the Oculus Rift. Namely, how much will it cost? And when will we be able to buy it? But it is beginning to sound like a number of these burning questions will finally be answered at CES.
In a recent discussion on the Oculus subreddit about what people are most excited about heading into CES one user, /u/0-cares-given, expressed his desire for an answer to these big questions:
“Getting everything out in the open. That’s what I’m looking forward to. No more waiting to know about the unknown. You want to know the price? You have it. You want to know the release date? You got it. You want to know the full specs? Here you go.”
To which Palmer Luckey, who is an avid redditor himself, replied simply: “Me too.”
While this can hardly be taken as a concrete confirmation, Oculus representatives have declined to comment, it does seem like a fairly telling statement.
Oculus has been dropping a lot of hints recently that we will be getting some news coming out of CES, saying that pre-orders are coming “very soon after the New Year.” One can hardly have a pre-order without a release date and price, nor full specs – and given that the consumer hardware is already shipping to developers it seems like a likely case that CES will be the date for the big reveal.
Earlier today, Oculus announced that its hand tracked controllers, Oculus Touch, would be delayed until the second half of 2016 in order to make “significant changes to ergonomics” (which were already quite good) and make “many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and natural.”
CES 2016 takes place January 6th – January 8th, just after the New Year, we will be there reporting back on everything VR – so be sure to stay tuned.