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.


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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