Today’s the day. Oculus VR on Wednesday , which means we’ve also learned the device’s price point, which had long been a mystery.
The Oculus Rift base preorder package, which comes with an controller, Oculus Remote, a sensor, and free copies of and (as well as all the cables you need to get started), will cost $600. The headset starts shipping on March 28. There is a limit of 1 per customer.
As , you don’t have to pay upfront to preorder an Oculus Rift. Only when the device ships later this year will you be charged. Preordering not only gets you a free copy of Eve: Valkyrie, but also puts you at the front of the line to buy .
Oculus VR has not announced a price point for the Touch controllers.
Oculus Rift also requires a capable gaming (). Oculus VR is working with big-name companies like Dell, Alienware, and Asus on that are specifically designed to work right out of the box with the Oculus Rift VR headset. These systems start at $950.
In a blog post, Oculus said some of the “Oculus Ready” PCs will open for preoder in February, starting at $1500 in a bundle that also includes the Oculus Rift headset. If your preorder a headset today, you can still buy an Oculus-Ready PC at that price and your Oculus Rift ship date will not change.
Nvidia is also . Oculus has also that you can install to see if your computer can run Oculus Rift.
2016 is poised to be a big year for VR. Consumer versions of Sony’s PlayStation VR and HTC Vive are also scheduled to launch this year. However, price points for those devices have not been announced.
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