It’s been a long wait, but the time has finally come. The virtual reality Oculus Rift headset is set to be shipped to customers in 20 countries from March 28 this year, costing $599 USD.
Pre-orders opened on Wednesday on the firm’s website with a limit of one per customer.
As of Thursday the delivery date on the sales page was already reading ‘June’, suggesting the number of pre-orders has been high.
The firm also revealed the headset will go on sale in a select group of retailers in a few locations from April.
The Oculus Rift boxset includes the headset – which has built in headphones and mic – a sensor, an Xbox One controller and a remote.
Each order will also come with a free copy of virtual reality platform game Lucky’s Tale from developer Playful.
The minimalist remote will, among other things, allow users to browse through the Oculus store.
By pre-ordering Rift you also get yourself in the queue for the Touch controllers which are set to be released later in the year.
You also get the Founder’s Pack for EVE: Valkyrie, one of the first games set to be playable on the Rift. The Founder’s Pack gives you special in-game content and other details, which are set to be released in coming weeks.
Oculus expect there to be over 100 games to play on the Rift, including Minecraft, by the end of this year.
The Oculus Rift website gives details of what specs your PC will need to meet to work with Oculus Rift, and how to get your computer ready for delivery. There is also a compatibility tool to download which can tell you if your system meets the requirements.
Oculus Rift Specs:
From February you will also be able to pre-order the Rift with a Rift-ready PC in a bundle costing $1,499.
The first batch of Rift shipments, from March 28, will be to the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.