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access_time June 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Oculus Rift obtains $16 million in funding


Oculus Rift secures an astounding $16 million in funding.

Oculus Rift secures an astounding $16 million in funding.

GameSpot reported earlier today that the upcoming Virtual Reality headset, Oculus Rift, has successfully secured over $16 million in funding.

Oculus Rift was, astoundingly, successful during its very first day on Kickstarter, obtaining twice the goal the company had set for it.

Iribe, cofounder of Oculus Rift, stated, “There are still many challenging problems to solve, but with the support of these great investment partners, and our passionate community, we will continue to hire the brightest minds and stay laser focused on delivering the very best virtual reality platform possible.”

In addition, there are now full SDKs (software development kits) available for developers to begin creating games for the headset, though there is still no set release date as of yet.

Unfortunately (for those unaware), Andrew Scott, the other founder, died last month when a car hit him.

Will Iribe be able to guide the project through to fruition? What, exactly, will the upcoming console deliver?


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