The public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift will cost between $200 and $400 at launch

Techradar has revealed that the Oculus VR may be planning to launch a public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift headset as early as April 2015, according to a source.

Now imagine playing this while wearing the public 'beta' version of the Oculus Rift.
Imagine being this close to this action when the public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift launches.

The source apparently stated that they are planning on releasing the Oculus Rift on April 2015, but this date hasn’t been finalised yet and it may get pushed back to Summer 2015.

When the Oculus Rift does launch, it will be distributed in a limited Google-Glasses style rollout. The reason for this is because Oculus wants to gauge the public and consumer interest before its released to everyone.

Since the launch of the DK2 model, the Oculus Rift has been improved, and according to co-creator Palmer Luckey, this system is a “significant increase” over the previous model.

Since the Oculus Rift was first revealed it has been the darling of the YouTube and the Indie gaming community, with tons of indie games promising support with it once it launches.

This news means that as earlier as April 2015, a limited number of gamers will be able to give the public ‘beta’ version of the Oculus Rift a try. It will cost between $200 and $400 when it’s released.

This story was broken by Techradar and you can read it here.