There’s no release date for the consumer version of Oculus Rift, and the company only recently announced the ‘Crescent Bay’ prototype. So why is it likely that we’ll see the device hit shelves before the next presidential election?
Well, because Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said so. Kinda.
During the Web Summit 2014, Iribe stated that Crescent Bay, the latest Oculus prototype, is “largely finalized for a consumer product.” According to Iribe, a proper input device remains a concern, as well as “disorientation and motion sickness,” something similar headsets have suffered from since the days of the vomit inducing Virtual Boy.
A quote from the summit:
“We’re all hungry for it to happen. We’re getting very close. It’s months, not years away, but many months.”
Although the company has grown substantially since the Facebook acquisition, the Oculus Rift remains a passion project of its employees. And Iribe is at the forefront, continuing to push boundaries while ensuring strong results; “We’ve gone out there and set this bar and said, ‘We want to get it right.'”