Oculus Rift pre-orders went live today, clocking in at £499 (minus shipping) with an expected ship date of March 28. The first batch sold out within 14 minutes, with all orders placed after roughly 4:15PM GMT stating a ship date of April. In addition, Oculus also announced that they will be making Rift ready PC bundles available for pre-order in February, with a starting price of $1499.
If you’ve already pre-ordered a Rift, Oculus say that you’ll get the Rift ready PC bundle at a “special price”, obviously cancelling out the price of the headset package completely. See the recommended PC specifications below:
- graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
- processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- memory: 8GB+ RAM
- output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
- operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer