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Oculus: Kickstarter Rifts Arriving Today, Pre-Orders Mid-Week

Although it’s technically the launch day for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), many fans looking to pick a unit up still won’t have their hands on it for some time. With pre-orders backdated all the way into July 2016, today is just the beginning of a long period of rollouts for the device. In fact, even the first people to pre-order the device when the campaign went live back in January 2016 won’t be receiving their kits today.

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Updating everyone on the status of shipping today, Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey confirmed that it would be those that purchased a developer kit for the Oculus Rift through the 2012 Kickstarter campaign that would be getting their units today. Oculus VR confirmed that these customers would be getting a free consumer version of the device back in January. As for the first pre-ordered units? They’re set to arrive mid-week.

“Stay tuned for future updates,” Luckey added, “I will give them as soon as possible – this particular update was set in stone just hours ago!” It’s not clear just how many pre-ordered units will be able to go out this week, though Oculus VR remains insistent that every unit made has already been claimed and will be on its way to a new owner as soon as possible.

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