The much anticipated launch of the Oculus Rift Consumer grade Virtual Reality headset is due to happen on the 6th of January 2016. At the time of writing this article if one visited the Oculus rift website one would have seen a timer counting down to the launch of the pre-ordering of the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset.
It would be interesting to see at which price the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset is going to launch at and how affordable it would be for consumers.
The Oculus Rift headset consists of its own display screens and needs to connect to a pc in order to experience VR and Immersive games. The launch of the Oculus Rift consumer grade VR headsets is one of the most anticipated launches of VR headsets and we cannot wait to get our hands on one of the first commercial ready VR Headsets. If Virtual Reality is going to go where we think it is going to go the first VR oculus rift headsets might become a collector’s item in the future. The company was founded in 2012, Irvine, California, United States and have sparked a renewed interest in VR worldwide.
Facebook acquired Oculus rift on March the 25th 2014 for 2 Billion US Dollars. This huge investment by Facebook into virtual reality saw many companies rushing to invest in VR and VR Technologies.
Finally tomorrow is going to see the investment becoming reality, and my guess is that Oculus will receive record number of orders for their consumer ready VR glasses.
According to the Oculus Rift website all pre-ordered VR Headsets will come with the EVE Valkyrie 360° Virtual Reality Game as well as the Lucky’s Tale immersive experience.
EVE: Valkyrie 360° Virtual Reality Game – Pre-Alpha Game Capture – December 2015
EVE: Valkyrie is a virtual reality multiplayer space combat game set in the EVE Universe. Coming to Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 2016.
Lucky’s Tale 2015 Gameplay Trailer
Lucky’s Tale is a delightful platforming adventure game designed exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Join Lucky as he runs, jumps, climbs and spins his way through bright, colorful worlds filled with thrilling challenges, wacky creatures, and all the shiny things a little fox could ever want!
This is the Release Article that was published on the Oculus Rift website:
Today, we’re excited to announce that pre-orders for Rift will open on Oculus.com at 8am Pacific Time on January 6! We’ll be sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday when pre-orders go live.
As a reminder, every Rift comes bundled with Lucky’s Tale by Playful, and we’re also including CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie for free with every pre-order!
This is going to be an exciting week for VR, so Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be answering all your questions during a Reddit AMA this Wednesday, January 6 at 6pm Pacific Time. We look forward to hearing from you.
Stay tuned for more updates this week. We can’t wait to share what’s coming next!
— The Oculus Team
If you are interested in getting your hands on one of the first commercial ready oculus rift headsets, you can visit the Oculus Rift site for you pre-order.