It has arrived.
Pack your bags and get ready to dive into the world of virtual reality. The Oculus Rift consumer version is now heading towards the eagerly awaiting hands scattered across 20 countries and regions. First up will be the generous people who graciously backed the project from its infancy through Kickstarter. Their units should have arrived in their doorsteps by now, finally allowing them to taste (or wear) the fruit of their patience and investment. Second in line are the lucky people who managed to pre-order the Oculus Rift consumer version. Theirs will start shipping later this week and should come knocking after a few days, depending on their location.
According to the Oculus Rift official blog, those who pre-ordered should receive an e-mail confirming that their unit is currently being prepared for delivery and another e-mail when in it’s on the way. So, if you’re one of those who were able to place in a pre-order during its extremely limited window, you can start praising the heavens as soon as you receive the second e-mail.
Oculus Rift-ready PC
For those who are neither of the two parties mentioned above, aside from having the option of ordering from the Oculus Rift’s website, you can also buy Oculus Rift-ready PC bundles like these. If you want to build your own PC setup, you can check out these configurations from a PC-building advisor. (Hint: Both options don’t come cheap.)
The Oculus Rift consumer version is the world’s first consumer-targeted virtual reality headset that will be followed up by other brands like the PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive. A lineup of more than 30 video games will be playable on the Oculus Rift in its first few months in the market like the multiplayer shooting game EVE: Valkyrie, the space adventure Elite: Dangerous, and the racing simulator Project CARS. Despite the hefty price tag, the Oculus Rift proves that gamers are willing to shell out some hard-earned cash to get a piece of the future in gaming.