Today is the big day for the Oculus Rift, the long anticipated virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PCs. Pre-orders for the kit have finally opened, revealing a price of $599 USD/£499 GBP, with the first shipments expected to be carried out in March 2016. If you weren’t able to get in early for an order it appears that you’re already out of luck, however, as it appears Oculus Rift day one stock has run out as shipping has now been pushed to April 2016.
It appears then, that whatever stock Oculus VR was preparing for March has already been claimed. The message presented itself just 14 minutes after the campaign launched at 08:00 PST, when it cleared displayed an expected shipping on March 2016. It’s still well worth pre-ordering, however, as anyone that does will be getting a copy of EVE: Valkyrie from CCP Games completely free, while everyone that picks it up outright will get a copy of Lucky’s Tale as well as an Xbox One controller bundled in the box.
There’s still plenty to learn about the Oculus Rift, then, much of which will come to light at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. VRFocus is at the show to bring you all of the latest updates on the kit.