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Just over three years ago the Oculus Rift project dropped on Kickstarter and made a huge splash. A splash that made over $2.4 million come flying out of our wallets. Finally we have heard the news we have been waiting for since September 2012: Oculus Rift pre-orders are open this week.
While the official blog post left out some big details that we are begging (like a price point), it does bring us the news that the VR headset will finally become available to consumers on January 6 at 8 AM Pacific Standard Time. With the initial popularity of the Oculus Rift, we will likely see the headsets sell out even faster than the Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition did.
If you are one of the lucky gamers to snag your headset with the first round of orders, you will get two free games (EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale) and a controller to play on the new technology. And for those who prefer a gamepad over mouse and keyboard, you will also get an official Xbox One controller to play with.
In celebration of the big announcement, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be hosting a Reddit AMA to talk more about the future of VR as well as Oculus‘ hardware and share in the market. The AMA will take place on the same day, January 6, at 6 PM PST.
Get those credit cards ready and your F5 key replaced so you can be one of the first pre-orders of the commercial edition of Oculus Rift this Wednesday.