Newswire: Oculus Rift headsets will be commercially available next year

The virtual reality pushers at Oculus VR have finally announced a timeline for when you can preorder an Oculus Rift VR headset. That’s one small step for a VR pioneer, one giant leap for mankind that would rather sit at home and only pretend to be elsewhere.

The Facebook-owned company shared the news in a blog post that was a little light on details; it mostly announced plans to announce specifics at a later date. We do know that preorders will begin “later this year,” and that shipping will begin in the first quarter of 2016. Oculus is also moving forward with the Crescent Bay prototype that now boasts an “improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design, and updated ergonomics for a more natural fit.”

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell was a little more forthcoming at today’s TechCrunch …

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