Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Launch January 6

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Oculus VR has announced the date when pre-orders for the consumer version of their Oculus VR headset will go live.

Enthusiasts will be able to pre-order the head-mounted display on January 6th, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. If you buy an Oculus Rift, Lucky’s Tale by developer Playful will be included for free – alongside CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie, which comes free with every pre-order.

A price was not announced – but Oculus said they’ll be “sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday,” when the “pre-orders go live.”

We’ll keep you guys posted.



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  1. blackice85
    January 4, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I’m anxious for these new VR hardware to hit retail, but I’m personally going to hold off and see how they each pan out before investing in a system.

  2. dogmentation
    January 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Got my fapping hand ready.

  3. Nieeve
    January 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Tfw you lived long enough to experience the waifu age

  4. Wonderkarp
    January 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    whats the retail price of an oculus rift?

  5. koreawut
    January 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Personally I’m going to wait until there’s a JRPG with obligatory bath house scene.

  6. Godmars
    January 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    The way things are going, with neither Sony nor Oculus not wanting to reveal such until absolutely necessary, they wont say until the actual day of release.

  7. Raspberry
    January 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    eh i’ll wait for a few years until the REAL cream of the crop of waifu games will appear.

  8. Nagato
    January 4, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Shouldn’t take that long for the cream to appear ;D

  9. Nin
    January 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t really get that hyped on what we call VR because it’s not really the full blown VR promised to me by science fiction series like .hack.

    It feels like a gimmick that’s more suited for movies than video games.

  10. dogmentation
    January 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Given that the Playstation VR will, like most Sony peripherals, be grossly proprietary and completely useless for anything that isn’t a niche title for a Sony device, I know where I’d put my money.

  11. Godmars
    January 4, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Sony’s VR does exactly what Oculus does, so I don’t know what you’re on about.

  12. koreawut
    January 5, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Well, let’s be honest. The amount of data necessary to create such a thing like .hack (or for me personally, the holodeck) is absolutely ridiculous. Very few people alive today would even be able to afford that kind of processing power. In fact, I’d wager less than 10 individual people in the world are currently able to afford it — even though it doesn’t yet exist.

    So if you really, really want to wait on that premise, then please enjoy never enjoying VR because unless you’re like, 10, you’re never gonna see what you want.

  13. koreawut
    January 5, 2016 at 6:44 am

    creme de la creme a better way to put it?

  14. Pico
    January 5, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I predict $450

  15. Pico
    January 5, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I will wait for gen2 of the occulus to be anounced before making a decicion of buying this one, the next version or one from other company