After years of prototypes and updates, Oculus Rift is ready to debut a final version that anyone can buy in 2016.
Oculus has been developing its virtual-reality headset, the Rift, for several years now, and it's finally ready to give us a final version.
The company hasn't revealed what it will cost, but it will go on sale in 2016.
he new Oculus Rift is lightweight and well balanced for your head.
The wrap-around band keeps the Rift firmly attached to you head.
Built-in headphones complete the immersive experience with sound effects and other audio. You can remove them to substitute your own headphones.
The headset wraps around your head and stays put securely so you can play games unencumbered.
Inside, there's a custom display with two OLED screens and optics system.
You'll put it on much like a baseball cap, from back to front.
The desktop sensor helps the Rift work its magic and respond to your head movements.
You'll be able to play games on Windows 10 devices with Oculus and an Xbox One controller.
Or, you can use Oculus's new Touch controllers to control games and other virtual experiences.
The Touch controllers have buttons to play games.
The half-moon band sits below your hand.
There's a handle to grab on the Touch controller with a trigger at the end.
These new controllers come in pairs, one for each hand.
With the headset and controllers, you'll be able to see the virtual experience and reach out to interact with it.
Oculus Home is the new digital portal for the Rift. Here you can select games to play, interact with friends, and purchase games.
Much like with traditional gaming consoles, you'll be able to see what your friends are playing, and play games with them.
The Store lets you check out and buy new games.
Check out CNET's deep dive into the new Oculus Rift, and stay tuned for more news coming from E3 2015.
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