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Here's What Oculus Rift Is Going To Look Like

The virtual reality gear is going to be available next year.

Posted on June 11, 2015, at 3:48 p.m. ET

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After years of anticipation, the Oculus Rift is finally hitting markets in early 2016

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On Thursday, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company released the first look at what the consumer version of its gear is going to look like, and how it's going to work.

It's designed to slip on easily, like a baseball cap

And, it comes with headphones designed specifically for 360-degree sound

The headphones are detachable, in case you want to play sound out loud or use your own.
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The headphones are detachable, in case you want to play sound out loud or use your own.

Inside, the display has been custom-built for a wider field of view and more responsive view tracking

Apparently, it's even going to work with glasses now.
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Apparently, it's even going to work with glasses now.

Oculus also announced a partnership with Xbox

The thing that looks like a microphone stand on the left is actually a motion tracker that also comes with the Rift.
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The thing that looks like a microphone stand on the left is actually a motion tracker that also comes with the Rift.

Every Rift that ships is going to come with an Xbox One wireless controller. Additionally, you will be able to stream games from an Xbox directly to the Oculus Rift.

But, that's not the only way to control games in Oculus

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The company also announced its own controller, Oculus Touch

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The two controllers track your hands through space, and interpret gestures made with fingers

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So far, all we know is that this Oculus Rift is going to be available in the first quarter of 2016.

This is the most polished version of Oculus that's ever been made. It looks ready for primetime, but there are a lot of factors at play — most importantly price and content.

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