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Science fiction a step closer as Oculus virtual reality headsets near release


It showed off its new "Crescent Bay" prototype at Connect, its first developer conference held in Los Angeles on Saturday. With improved display, motion tracking and audio features that chief executive Brendan Iribe said brings the Rift headset "much closer" to a finished product that can be sold at retailers.

Although Oculus has set no deadline, the Rift is expected to go on sale in 2015, after selling about 130,000 of its $350 development kits over the past two years.

In early September, Samsung unveiled its Gear VR headset, a collaboration with Oculus that will soon enable users to have a cinematic VR experience.