Oculus Rift Release Date and Price Confirmed

Oculus VR, the now Facebook-owned company, has revealed quite a lot about the upcoming Rift headset, including the price and an updated release date.

Those interested in purchasing the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset can now pre-order the device and only pay when it releases. Pre-orders are available in 20 countries around the world, and are limited to one unit per customer. According to their blog post, the company will be bringing their headset to “limited locations at select retailers” in April.

The $599 price (around R9,500) tag, excluding tax and shipping, bundles together the headset and motion-tracking sensor, the Oculus remote, an Xbox One controller and two free games, namely EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. The first batch will be shipped in March, the second in May and the current batch in June.

Those who who pledged enough to get the Dev Kit 1 on the headset’s Kickstarter, will receive a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift.

What are your thoughts on the Oculus Rift’s pricing and availability? Have you pre-ordered one or are you waiting for Valve and HTC’s Vive headset?

Originally published at The Gaming Report.