The Oculus Rift VR headset will be ready for consumers in 'months'

Oculus Rift

Oculus' Virtual reality headset isn't years away, it's months.

The Oculus Rift VR headset will be ready for consumers  in 'months,' said Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe at Web Summit 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Next Web reports that he also said the latest 'Crescent Bay' version of the headset is 'largely finalized for a consumer product.' He added, 'we’re all hungry for it to happen. We’re getting very close. It’s months, not years away, but many months.'

The creators of the Xbox 360 controller, Carbon Design, were acquired by Oculus back in June. They were procured in order to create an input device for the VR headset, as Iribe said that keyboards, mice, gamepads, and gesture-control just aren't up to it.

When asked whether they're concerned about other companies launching their own VR products, Iribe said: 'We’re a little worried about bigger companies putting out products that aren’t ready. Disorientation and motion sickness is the elephant in the room. We’re encouraging big companies not to put out a product before it’s ready.'

Oculus sound keen to get their VR headset out into the market with Iribe adding: 'We’ve gone out there and set this bar and said, ‘We want to get it right.' We don’t want it to be four or five years. We’re eager for this to happen.'

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