Facebook’s Oculus VR may have inadvertently spilled the details and images of its virtual reality headset that will go on sale next year. In a preview website promoting the company’s Thursday pre-E3 press conference, Reddit users discovered several images buried in the website’s code, which showed off the consumer VR headset.
The images depict a more stylish version of the Oculus Rift that comes with the headphones and overhead straps introduced in the Crescent Bay model last year. The images also depict what appears to be a small touchpad remote and a head tracking device. A gamepad will be included with the rift, though it’s not shown. The company has since pulled the images from their website, but not before copies leaked onto websites such as VRFocus. Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey hopped onto the Reddit thread, claiming the leaked content was from old concept images:
“This is an old placeholder concept image that we accidentally leaked," Luckey wrote. "Everything in it is ancient, certainly nowhere close to final (as evidenced by the GPU specs and the game named 'war'). Enjoy checking it out, at this point, but don't expect everything to carry through to the stream on the 11th.”
Though one Reddit user quickly pointed out that the images' metadata showed they were last modified in Adobe Photoshop on April 24.
Oculus is expected to officially show off new details of its consumer VR headset on Thursday. But in the meantime, here’s a closer look at some of the leaked images: