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Rock Band on Oculus Rift is happening

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Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey took the stage at The Game Awards earlier tonight to announce a virtual reality version of Rock Band (opens in new tab). Yep. He described standing on stage, looking out at the audience, and how great that is—but we're not actually sure how you play it in that context.

However Rock Band VR works, we can't help but be charmed by Luckey, with his signature shorts and sandals, in the announcement video above.

There's still no solid date on the Oculus Rift's release, but Luckey reiterated that it'll be out in Q1 2016.

Tyler Wilde
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.