Two years after virtual reality startup Oculus blew away CES 2014 with the demo of its Oculus Rift VR headset — ultimately leading to Facebook buying the company for $2 billion in March 2014 — the consumer version of the Rift virtual reality headset is finally becoming an actual reality.
In a blog post this morning, Oculus announced that Rift pre-orders will open 8 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
If you’re wondering what the device will cost, Oculus isn’t telling just yet. The company is confirming that pre-ordered Rifts will be bundled with free copies of two games: Lucky’s Tale — a cartoony platforming title; and EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer shooter under the EVE Online umbrella.
After the pre-orders open, Oculus founder Luckey Palmer will dare to answer questions in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) discussion on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT. We imagine at least 24% of readers will ask him about that now-infamous Time Magazine cover.