The Oculus Rift Is Here, But Virtual Reality Is Still Rough Around the Edges

March 28, 2016: Read article in the New York Times.

A dream of science fiction, which is how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg describes virtual reality, is about to come true. Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion two years ago, released its much-hyped Oculus Rift system on Monday. With a headset, camera and game controller, the system, which costs $1,500 when bundled with a powerful computer, is the first virtual reality product of its kind to reach consumers, before similar ones coming this year from HTC and Sony.