Oculus reveals consumer Rift

Exciting news for Oculus today. After a long wait, consumers will be able to get their hands on the Rift early next year. Sounds like they're doing some interesting things with streaming Xbox One games to the Rift with Windows 10.

I'm not completely sold on the Rift. I haven't had a chance to try one yet, so I think that'll definitely push me one way or another. I do have to say that it's cool that they'll be shipping this with a wireless Xbox One controller included. Good win for Microsoft and consumers, considering it's far and away the best controller available.

Update: Oculus site has been updated with their page on the consumer Rift. Nice presentation with some images that are reminsicent of old video game ads. I'm sure we'll look back on these in a decade and laugh at how silly they are.

I also jumped the gun earlier and didn't wait to see that Oculus also annouced that they'll have their own proprietary controller for the Rift, Oculus Touch, kind of like Valve's VR. We'll see if VR truly takes off with all of these companies rallying behind it. If developers can create truly unique and compelling experiences, this could be a big leap forward in how we play games or experience virtual reality.

Otherwise, I worry we're just looking at a glorified Wiimote attached to a Virtual Boy.