After just over three and a half years and a Facebook acquisition in between, Oculus’s first-generation Rift headset is launching today. We took a hands-on preview of the headset at GDC 2016 earlier this month and will have a formal review later, but in the meantime for those lucky backers or early pre-order customers who will be receiving their units this week, let’s talk drivers and software. As you’d expect for such a high-profile device launch, both AMD and NVIDIA have new drivers being released in part to update their support for the Rift, along with blog posts lauding the release of the device. For both companies, the launch of VR headsets represents the opening of what could potentially be a large and profitable market...
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