It’s taken three years but Oculus and Facebook have finally unveiled the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. It’s not available to buy yet, you’ll have to wait until early 2016. And there’s no price tag on it yet, although analysts say $1,500 sounds about right.
If you’re not into Virtual Reality, why should you care about a device that comes with a wireless game controller and removable headphones? Because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the Rift with transform social networking. Sure, you can only play games on it now but, as Zuckerberg explained when he bought Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion: “After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home.”