Oculus Rift Press Event Taking Place Before E3

Oculus VR is hosting a press event on June 11.

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Oculus VR will be revealing more about its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset during an upcoming special press event. The event will take place in San Francisco on June 11, as reported by IGN. An invitation to the event itself is accompanied with a picture captioned "Step into the Rift."

Credit: IGN
Credit: IGN

Earlier this month Oculus VR released a list of recommended PC specifications for running the Oculus Rift. A blog post from Oculus explained why the specs are so hefty, "The goal is for all Rift games and applications to deliver a great experience on this configuration... Ultimately, we believe this will be fundamental to VR's success, as developers can optimize and tune their game for a known specification, consistently achieving presence and simplifying development."

Oculus recently announced that it was putting development for the Mac and Linux operating systems on hold in order to focus on "delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software, and content on Windows."

Joining Rift next year will be Sony's PlayStation 4 headset, Project Morpheus. Meanwhile, the Vive headset, from Valve and HTC, is due to launch later this year. For a comparison of confirmed specifications for the three headsets, check out our round-up feature.

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