'We’re getting very close,' says Brendan Iribe

Consumer Oculus Rift ‘months away’

The consumer release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is a matter of months away, says the firm’s CEO.

Speaking at the Web Summit 2014, as reported by The Next Web, Brendan Iribe said a consumer version was close, though did not set a specific release date.

“We’re all hungry for it to happen,” he said.

“We’re getting very close. It’s months, not years away, but many months.”

Iribe added that the recent Crescent Bay headset largely represents what the finished consumer hardware will look be capable of, but the company still has a way to go with developing effective input controls.

The Oculus CEO also expressed some concern about rival products from large companies that might be released before they’re ready, which could affect the potential of the Rift.

“Disorientation and motion sickness is the elephant in the room," he said.

"We’re encouraging big companies not to put out a product before it’s ready.”

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