Oculus have today started taking pre-orders for the Oculus Rift, the long-awaited virtual reality headset poised to be the first consumer grade headset of its kind to make it into the hands of virtual reality fans.
The Oculus Rift is now available to pre-order and headed for global distribution in March, shipping with the headset itself, a single IR camera for positional tracking, and a wireless Xbox One controller for input. You can also expect both EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale inside the box when your Rift arrives.
Oh, and if you’re an original backer, you’ll be getting the new limited edition Oculus Rift for free – Kickstarter surveys for which were sent out yesterday and must be completed before February 1st.
Unsure if the Oculus Rift is right for you or perhaps you have some burning questions preventing you from hitting that buy button? You may want to check out the AMA Oculus are planning this afternoon at 6pm PST.
If you’re thinking of pre-ordering and ‘stepping into the rift’, your PC better meet the minimum requirements (listed below) to run it, or have something like Road to VR’s own AVADirect-built Exemplar PC in your possession.
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- 8GB+ RAM
- Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
So with the Oculus Rift out, we still have the HTC Vive coming in April and the PlayStation VR headsets in Q2 2016 – prices are not available for these as yet however.
Road to VR have feet on the ground at CES 2016, and will be reporting on all things Oculus in the coming days. Check back for breaking news and the latest information about the new Oculus Rift.