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05/11/2014 11:42 GMT | Updated 05/11/2014 11:59 GMT

Oculus Rift Launch 'Months Away'

The VR Oculus Rift headset has been wowing journalists and developers for years now - but after the company's recent purchase by Facebook for $2 billion, there were many who half-expected it would be even longer still until it eventually went on sale.

But now tidbits of news from inside the company are suggesting a full release could be just months away.

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe, speaking at the Dublin Web Summit, said that the immersive 3D headset would emerge "very soon".

"We're all hungry for it to happen," he said. "We're getting very close. It's months, not years away."

That could still be 18 months rather than two, of course, but it's something.

"We don't want it to be four or five years. We're eager for this to happen," he said.

Iribe also said that the most recent developer edition was "largely finalised for a consumer product" meaning that what we've seen of the hardware so far will be pretty much what gets released.

Meanwhile others including Samsung, Sony and Google are working on their own VR Tech - though release dates for each are still somewhat up in the air.