Oculus Rift is currently only available as a developer kit to those wishing to program using the virtual reality headset. But it looks like that's finally going to change.

The Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe, told Bloomberg in an interview that the company is "very close" to releasing a product to consumers.

The Oculus Rift headset is currently only available as it Development Kit 2 but the company has created an even better prototype that it's calling Crescent Bay. It's this headset which Iribe says he feels is finally getting good enough to be consumer ready.

Crescent Bay is more sensitive than previous models allowing the user to move their head up and down as well as side to side. This should mean a greater immersion in the virtual world than current Rift offerings. The latest Oculus Rift Crescent Bay model features a higher resolution display, faster refresh rates and 360-degree movement tracking for the most immersive experience yet.

Iribe made it clear that Oculus Rift won't just be a gaming device saying: "VR long-term is going to be, I think, in a lot of different industries.I think it will affect medical and architecture and military." But he did make it clear that, "in the early days it's going to be very, very centre of the round gaming."

We expect to hear about a publicly available consumer model in 2015.

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