The Consumer Oculus Rift pre orders went on sale for the price of $599 January 6th. We spend a few hours refreshing the order pages but after a few minutes we were successfully able to place an order. Oculus VR is planning to ship the Consumer Oculus Rift late March 2016, but due to the increasing number of pre-orders if you order now you can expect to receive your Rift June 2016. As a bonus all those who backed the Oculus Rift at $275 or above during their Kickstarter campaign will receive a free Consumer Oculus Rift for their support.
Oculus has come under fire for the $599 price point by some critics. Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, went on a Reddit AMA to defend the price stating that the components in the Rift are a good value for the price and necessory for a full true VR experience.
What Do You Get?
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Looks like the Consumer Oculus Rift will ship in a big box containing a number of goodies:
- Consumer Oculus Rift with built-in headphones and mic.
- Oculus Rift Sensor.
- Xbox One controller.
- Oculus Remote.
- 2 Free Games EVE: Valkyrie & Lucky’s Tale.
As you’ll notice, the Oculus Touch controllers is missing from the box. Oculus VR is still working on their touch controller and will be available for purchase later this year. Pre-Ordering the Rift will allow you to reserve a spot to purchase the touch controller when it is available.
Oculus is claiming that more than 100 titles will be available by the end of 2016 for the Oculus Rift including the announced Minecraft & Rockband VR. Along with the impressive number of titles, Oculus also claims that at least 20 games are coming exclusively to Oculus via their Oculus Studios development team.