Announcing Oculus Connect 3 and Rift Availability Update

Oculus Blog
July 12, 2016

Save the date for Oculus Connect 3, coming to San Jose, California, October 5-7!

This year’s Connect will be our largest developer conference yet, with more than 50 technical talks and opportunities to experience new Oculus hardware and content. Featuring signature keynotes from Brendan Iribe, John Carmack, and Michael Abrash, you’ll be the first to hear the latest news and announcements from Oculus and our partners, and see a glimpse into the future of VR.

We’ll open applications to attend OC3 at 9am PST, August 2. Visit the Connect site to learn more about the conference and to register.

Rift now shipping in 2 to 4 business days

All Rift pre-orders have now shipped, and new Rift orders from are shipping within 2 to 4 business days. If you have any questions about existing orders or your current shipment status, please reach out to us here.

We want to apologize for the delays in getting Rifts to doorsteps. We appreciate that without your support, VR wouldn't be where it is today. Thank you for your patience over the past few months.

We’ve also started to ramp up inventory for retail partners online and in stores, and added more Rift demos at new retail locations across the US. Starting this month, you’ll be able to get your hands on Rift at select Microsoft Stores. In addition, our demo space will expand at Best Buy to more than 500 US stores now through the fall.

Schedule your demo and learn about new locations in your area with Oculus Live.

We’re on track to launch Touch and introduce true hand presence along with an amazing lineup of games and experiences later this year. We’ll have lots more to share about Touch and the 30+ launch titles at OC3.

We’ll see you at OC3 in October!

— The Oculus Team