Oculus Rift Costs £499, Shipping in March

by on January 6, 2016

UPDATE (Jan 6, 16:17): March pre-orders for the Oculus Rift have now completely sold out. All headsets bought from now on will ship in April.

UPDATE (Jan 6, 16:00): The Oculus Rift pre-order is now live and will cost you a total of $599 (£499 by some horrendous exchange rate, not including shipping). That get’s you a Rift headset, sensor, Oculus remote, an Xbox One Controller, all the required cables as well as Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie. The Rift will ship this March, according to the preorder page. There is a limit of one Rift per customer.

Original story (Jan 4, 16:28): Oculus have announced that pre-orders for their Rift VR headset will go live on January 6, starting at 8am PST (4pm GMT). There are no details on what sort of packages will be available, with Oculus saying they’ll be “sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday when pre-orders go live.”

Every Rift, regardless of whether it is a pre-order or later retail purchase, will come with a free copy of Lucky’s Tale by Playful, described as “VR’s answer to Mario 64”. Pre-orders alone will also ship with a copy of EVE: Valkyrie.

Luckey Palmer, founder of Oculus, will be doing a Reddit AMA on January 6 at 6pm PST (2am GMT) so if you’ve got any burning questions, you better get that coffee pot on.