[Update] We now have confirmation of the price and release date for the Oculus Rift, which has today been confirmed for release in April for $599.
It’s available to pre-order now from Oculus’s website, but you can only order one per person.
[Original Story] We still don’t know when the Oculus Rif will launch for the public, but thankfully we do now know that it is coming, and hopefully soon, as Oculus has this week announced that pre-orders for the Rift will open on Wednesday, January 6th and 11AM ET.
However despite knowing that pre-order date, we don’t yet know a price for the Rift, however a spokesperson did confirm that pricing and a shipping date will be shared when pre-orders open for the Rift.
Originally the consumer Rift headset was said to be released back in mid-2015, it was then announced that it would ship in the first quarter of 2016, and now it seems like that might actually happen.
Those who pre-order an Oculus Rift, will also get a copy of EVE: Valkyrie, along with bundles of other Rift launch titles like Edge of Nowhere and Adrift.
Despite that the biggest problem will the lack of games on the VR headset, which may or may not be solved with Microsoft’s partnership that will allow users to stream non-VR games from the Xbox One.
At launch, the Rift will also ship with a Xbox One controller.
This comes after Oculus released its first development kit in March 2013, and Facebook acquired the company a year later for $2 billion.