Oculus Rift Due To Hit Stores In 2016! So How Much Will It Cost? [Video]

Toni Matthews

Want your very own Oculus Rift? The good news is that the final version is pegged to arrive in stores in early 2016. Fans of the virtual reality gadget will be able to pre-order the Oculus Rift this fall.

The consumer version of the Oculus looks a bit different from the "beta tester" version seen across the internet. The device doesn't appear to be bulky, which critics felt could get in the way of the Oculus Rift's success. You can also tell that it's a much lighter version as it can be held pretty easily with just one hand. If you wear glasses, don't worry; changes to the gadget mean you can get in on the fun as well.

The makeover, combined with the support of Microsoft (the Oculus will come with an Xbox controller), could help make the gadget become a huge success.

— Microsoft Developer (@msdevUK) June 12, 2015

"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you're going to buy the Rift... at most you should be in that $1,500 range."

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) June 12, 2015

Those who buy the Oculus Rift will also be encouraged to remain seated as there's a very real possibility that attempting to walk around could lead to harm.

What do you think of the Oculus Rift? Are you excited for the release? Comment below!

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