Oculus Rift pre-orders are now live, priced at $599

Heads up all you VR fanatics, the pre-orders to finally get your hands on a consumer ready version of the Oculus Rift are now live is priced at $599.99. And while the announcement of the headset going retail was announced earlier this week, there was no announcement of the price, that is until now. For $599.99, you’ll score your very own Oculus Rift, as well as copies of Lucky’s Tale, a 3d platforming title and Eve: Valkyrie, based in the world of Eve Online, you command a very dangerous and armed space ship. All copies of the Oculus Rift will also include an official Xbox One controller and a Oculus Remote.

The first batch of consumer grade Oculus Rift devices will ship on March 28, 2016. If only I had $600 just lying around to get my very own, for review purposes that is.

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And if you’re looking to pick up the Oculus Rift, be sure that your PC is up to the challenge of running that sexy experience. In fact, Oculus recommends a PC with the following specs;

Minimum Specs

OS: Windows 7 or newer
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory: 8GB RAM or more
Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 3x: USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port

Are you ready? Ready for some prime time VR, finally?

Source: Oculus VR website

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