Virtual reality is coming—and now, we finally know when. You will actually be able to buy a real, consumer version of the Oculus Rift in the first quarter of next year. You’re looking at it right now. Let me repeat: this is not another prototype. Shit is getting real.
What do we know about the final Oculus Rift? Not a whole lot quite yet. Oculus says it’s closely based on the most recent Crescent Bay prototype, which means it should be drastically lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than previous developer kits, and come complete with integrated headphones and positional audio.