Update: January 6, 2016: Well, the pricing for Oculus has been revealed and it will set you back a pretty penny. The retail price for the first Oculus Rift system is $599. After shipping and tax that comes to about $684 dollars (depending on where you live). Pre-orders are live on Oculus.com and the expected ship date is now April 2016 (originally it was March, but thet sold out of all that stock, quickly). Well, VR is here … and it’s expensive.
Speaking of 2016, it’s starting off with a virtual bang! Today, Oculus has announced that pre-orders for the Oculus Rift will open on Oculus.com at 8am Pacific Time on January 6!
That’s right, this Wednesday will be your first chance to pre-order the final retail model of the Oculus Rift. For those of you that don’t know, the Oculus Rift is a virtual reality (VR) headset.
Every Oculus Rift will come bundled with Lucky’s Tale by Playful. Lucky’s Tale is a 3D platformer built specifically for VR. Also included for free, with every pre-order is a copy of CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie. Valkyrie is a space combat simulator that puts the player in the cockpit of a galactic starfighter.
It’s interesting to mention that no price was revealed this morning alongside this announcement. It’s a little weird not to announce a price until the moment pre-orders go live. I’m sure no matter what the price is, Oculus is most likely going to sell out within hours of pre-orders going live. Oculus CEO, Palmer Lucky has already stated that you’re going to have to drop a pretty penny if you want to get in on the ground floor of the VR revolution. What exactly does that mean? We will be right back here to answer that question with an update to this story on Wednesday when preorders go live. (see update)
Are you going to pre-order an Oculus Rift? Do you think VR is the future of gaming? Let us know in the comments below.