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Oculus VR’s Luckey Explains Unexpected Rift Consumer Release Announcement

One of the questions coming from the announcement of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) consumer version is quite simply ‘why now’? The announcement took many virtual reality (VR) fans and people in the industry by surprise, especially with a major event in the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) practically just around the corner.

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Taking to Reddit, Oculus VR’s founder Palmer Luckey addressed the unexpected news.

‘Holding news that developers are relying on just to line up with a big show would be dumb. We shared this as soon as we could be 100% confident, and we have more news on the way soon.’

What that news is we will have to see, although it is certain to be more technical information based on earlier details shared by the company. With Luckey scheduled for additional interviews and promotional time you can be sure that this isn’t the last Oculus news you will hear today.

Stay tuned to VRFocus for the latest updates about the Oculus Rift consumer version.

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  1. This article didn’t tell me anything. It’s fluff. The real reason they mentioned this at this moment was for publicity. Yes it was a smart move but they could’ve easily waited. This move will put doubt in the consumer’s pocket and make them think twice as to what vr device to purchase. The real battle is will consumers buy the knockoffs that are being released this year or will they wait q1 2016?

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