After years of waiting for VR, its now closer than ever as Oculus, one of the biggest names in VR, has finally set a price and release date for their headset. Pre-orders are now open and an Oculus Rift headset will run you a hefty $600/ £500 / €700, not including tax or shipping. Additionally, Oculus announced the first batch of consumer versions will enter the wild March 28th, followed by a limited retail release in April.

All in all, the price tag will get you the headset itself with built in microphone and headphones, a sensor, an Oculus remote, an Xbox One controller, and the adorable character platformer Lucky’s Tale. Pre-orders will also get the space combat sim EVE: Valkyrie.

While not going as far as sharing a launch line-up for games, Oculus teased “dozens of full-length, AAA games designed for VR” when the headset ships, along with “more than 100 titles available by the end of 2016, including Minecraft.”


The full list of PC specs needed to run Oculus Rift can be found here, along with a compatibility test. If you’re in need of an upgrade though, Oculus has you covered, a bundle including an Oculus Ready PC and the Rift headset available for pre-order in February for $1500.

The Rift is the first major VR headset to receive a price, Sony, for instance, still yet to announce a price for their headset, PlayStation VR. Yesterday it was announced early backers of Oculus will receive a consumer version for free. Will you be picking up an Oculus Rift? Or is that price tag just a little too high? Let us know in the comments.

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