Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are set to go live on January 6th at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT, according to an announcement from Oculus this morning.
Pricing strangely still hasn’t been revealed yet, but speculation indicates the Oculus Rift’s price tag will be above $350 USD.
It’s happening! Pre-orders starts in 48 hours, shipping starts in Q1! https://t.co/c3TIJAFIFY
— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) January 4, 2016
Rift pre-orders will include a copy of CPC’s Eve: Valkyrie, a shooter that puts players in first-person control of a spacecraft, and Lucky’s Tale, a throwback 90’s platformer.
According to the Facebook-owned company’s recent press release, following the launch of online pre-orders, Oculus cofounder Palmer Luckey will conduct a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) about his company’s upcoming VR headset at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on January 6th.
Last week, Oculus announced that it plans to delay the release of its Touch controllers to the second half of 2016.
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