The public launch for the Oculus Rift VR headset is still "many months" away

By Justin Kahn
Nov 5, 2014
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  1. For those who are eagerly awaiting the public release date for the Oculus Rift VR headset, unfortunately we are still likely more than a year away from seeing that happen. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said during Web Summit 2014 that...

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    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 905   +242

    Ok... Doesn't bother me I'm quite patient. I want a good product that isn't rushed. I know a lot of you want it now now now, but these things take time. More power to Oculus for going about this the right way IMO.
  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 815   +383

    With it being owned by FB, you can bet that FB is integrating the necessary "user agreement" to somehow sell you. I just feel used. LOL
  4. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 344   +101

    'You need to sign in with your Facebook account to use this device!' Instantly ignored by thousands who hate Facebook, and refuse to use the service. Also be curious if they tried some sort of call home integration, which is what Microsoft was going to do with the Xbox One. Call home to report what everyone's doing, and try to better judge what would sell via VR.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 905   +242

    Man that would be a bad move... I guarantee I will not buy if that is the case. I'm sure many others would feel the same. I can't imagine they would actually do that, but you never know...
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  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +464

    I've wondered, how do this work with people that wear glasses?
  7. ben5j

    ben5j TS Rookie

  8. If they aren't careful one of these "copycat" competitors is going to beat them to market, and even though their product won't be "perfect", they will capture enough of the initial market of VR enthusiasts that it will kill occulus. They did a great thing with this technology, but they are quickly losing their biggest advantage. Glad the guy that came up with it cashed in already so he won't be left penniless by Facebooks stupidity.
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