Oculus has kept us waiting for its virtual reality headset for a very long time, finally, the company has revealed the crucial details that many of us wanted to find out. It was only a couple of days ago that Oculus confirmed it will start taking pre-orders for the Rift from Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. Pre-orders have opened today and the company has also confirmed the Oculus Rift release date and price.
Oculus had previously confirmed that the virtual reality headset would cost more than $350 so if you’ve been following developments related to this headset then you were probably aware that it wouldn’t be as cheap as the Gear VR.
You can now head over to the company’s online store to place a pre-order for a Rift. All orders include the Rift headset, sensor, Oculus Remote, cables, an Xbox One controller as well as free copies of Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie.
Pre-orders are limited one per customer to ensure that scalpers don’t try to buy as many as they possibly can and then flip them over for profit on eBay once Oculus closes the pre-orders. Those who originally backed the Oculus Kickstarter campaign will receive a Rift headset for free.
Oculus Rift costs $599 and is expected to be shipped to customers in April 2016.