We’re still a few days out from the avalanche that will be E3 2015, but you won’t have to wait until next week to get your gaming fix. Starting at 1 p.m. ET, Oculus will be live streaming its first E3 press conference live from San Francisco, California. We won’t be in California (at least, not until next week), but we’re going to react right here as Oculus talks about the future of the Rift.

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According to an email from the Oculus PR team, the stream will run from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, so we’re apparently in for a pretty extensive address. We already know that the Oculus Rift will finally launch to consumers in Q1 2016, but we still don’t know the price (or have an exact release date, for that matter).

You can watch the live stream below and follow along with our live blog at the bottom of the post:

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And that’s the show. Be sure to come back to http://BGR.com next week for the rest of the E3 press conferences and live coverage from the show floor.

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Toybox is the internal testbed for the Touch controllers, and Oculus will be bringing it to E3. I’m going to have to get my hands on that.

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The half-moon prototype consists of two wireless controllers with integrated tracking technology, analog thumbsticks and buttons.

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That’s Oculus Touch.

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is here to talk about VR input.

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No release date yet, still saying Q1 2016.

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Oculus Home will have a friends list as well, where you can see what your friends are doing or even join their games.

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VR previews will give you the chance to demo games before you buy them.

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Oculus Home is the virtual environment that will house the store and your personal game library.

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Oculus is going to invest more than $10,000,000 in independent game development for the Rift.

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And all five will be available next year.

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More games coming at E3:
– Damaged Core
– VR Sports Challenge
– Esper
– Lucky’s Tale
– AirMech VR

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Terrifying experiences like this are perfectly suited for the Rift, trust me.

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Ted Price from Insomniac Games up on stage now. Edge of Nowhere is their game exclusively for the Rift.

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Time for a new game from Gunfire Games. Awesome to see demos of games that look relatively complete running on the Rift.

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EVE: Valkyrie looks as incredible as anyone would have expected. And we’re not even seeing it in VR!

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CCP Games is behind the hugely popular EVE Online, which has a VR companion game called EVE: Valkyrie.

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Up next, Jason Rubin, the Head of Studios at Oculus. You might remember him as the co-founder of Naughty Dog (Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, Last of Us).

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Since you will soon be able to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs, those Xbox One games will be playable on Oculus Rift as well.

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“The Rift will natively work with Windows 10.” – Spencer

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Now Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is taking the stage.

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Wow, a wireless Xbox One controller and adapter will be included with the Rift.

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Did Oculus make its own gamepad?

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Oh thank god – the final model of the Rift will better accommodate glasses.

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A dial on the Rift lets you adjust the distance between the lenses.

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The built-in headset is also removable, so you can use your own headphones instead.

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Built-in audio system to ensure that everyone will have the same aural experience as well as visual.

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External sensor goes on your desk, plugged into the back of your computer. They say it “disappears” … but I’m pretty sure I can see it?

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2 OLED screens, no motion blur, no pixels.

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I’m going to have to convince myself that dinosaurs aren’t real. In other words, it sounds like the Rift is going to turn me into a 5-year-old.

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We’re now getting a closer look at the final consumer model of the Oculus Rift. Hopefully we’ll hear more about pricing and release timeline too.

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“VR enables us to experience anything, anywhere.”

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And we’ve begun! Time to hear about the future of the Oculus Rift.

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