If you want to lock in your order for the much-anticipated headset that’s been the face for emerging VR technology, your wait’s over: Starting 3am Thursday morning AEDT (8am Wednesday PST), you can preorder an Oculus Rift of your own. The company made the announcement today on its blog.
Industry analysts — even Oculus founder Palmer Luckey himself — know that for the first couple years, most of the folks willing to spend the money on VR will be gamers and tech enthusiasts. In addition to the headset (whose price still hasn’t been revealed), buying a PC capable of running Rift’s VR software could easily set you back over a grand on its own.
Gaming is the most logical arena for VR to first conquer anyway, which is why Rift comes bundled with two video games: a space dogfighting game called EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale, a cartoony platformer.
Similar to its price tag, an actual release date is still unknown at this time. Hopefully we’ll learn more at CES this week.