It has been a long journey but the wait is finally coming to an end as Oculus has announced that pre-orders for its finished Oculus Rift headset will go live in just two days time on the 6th of January. Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey will also be hosting a Reddit AMA at the time of launch in order to answer any questions people might have about the Rift, its price or future plans.
Pre-orders go live directly on Oculus.com at 8 AM Pacific Time, which works out as 4 PM here in the UK. Oculus made the announcement in a blog post today, where it also promises to share everything you need to know in order to order a Rift when pre-orders go live.
This also served as a last minute reminder that Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale will be free for everyone that pre-orders the long-awaited virtual reality headset. Now a pre-order announcement doesn’t necessarily guarantee us a release date but hopefully, Oculus will share its timeframe for shipping the first units out on Wednesday.
KitGuru Says: While I am excited to see the Oculus Rift finally launch, many potential pre-orderers are going in blind to the price. We don’t have long left to wait though, we will finally have answers to some burning questions when Wednesday rolls around. Are any of you planning on Pre-ordering an Oculus Rift? I’m giving it some serious thought myself.