Oculus Rift pre-orders open today & more info

As promised by Oculus VR on Monday, global pre-orders of its long-awaited VR headset Oculus Rift open today, and with that, a lot of new information has been revealed.


“Old” info about the pre-orders:

Palmer Luckey, the inventor of Oculus Rift, revealed on his twitter that they have the required certification in 20 countries, and more will follow. He also added that Oculus Rift can’t sell out. Even if all the stock gets exhausted, the orders will be queued, and will have later ship dates. It’s also important to say that if you pre-order Oculus Rift, you will also reserve your spot for Touch preorders. Oculus Touch is a motion controller, which should be released later this year. It will require you to own Oculus Rift.

Here comes probably the most important piece of information you should know before you head to Oculus.com to preorder your rift:  You don’t get charged until they ship.

New info about the pre-orders:

  • Where to pre-order Oculus Rift?
    At https://shop.oculus.com/
  • How much is it?
    $599 (does not include tax and shipping).
  • When does it ship?
    First wave in March 2016, current wave April 2016.
  • What does the package include?
    Headset, sensor, Oculus Remote, cables, Xbox One Controller, and 2 games –  EVE: Valkyrie, and Lucky’s Tale.
  • How can I find out if my PC is ready?
    You can download the official “Rift Compatibility Check” app. (4.89 MB)

Source: Oculus.com, @PalmerLuckey

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Journalism student at Charles University in Prague who likes to write about video games and hacking. I'm also European politics and history enthusiast. I mostly play on PS Vita and PC. Twitter: @Dessel575

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