Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it will be also livestreaming video of the event online.

It will start at 6pm UK time, 10am PST and will run for approximately two hours. The event will be hosted on both Oculus' own website at oculus.com and on its Twitch channel at twitch.com/oculus/profile.

Currently on the Oculus website the company has a countdown clock to the start of the "special live event" and a teaser shot of the new model. It also previously released a couple of other teaser images of the device which looks a fair bit like the Crystal Cove development version that has been used in demos most recently.

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The Oculus Rift consumer model is scheduled for release in "early 2016" but we expect to find out more release details during the event, perhaps even a price for the headset itself. And there might also be further clarification on the PC specifications required to run the device.

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Sony is also expected to further detail its consumer VR headset during E3 next week, and more than likely will announce the actual name for the device currently codenamed "Project Morpheus".