Oculus Rift shipments begin

Himanshu, 25 March, 2016

Three months after it went up for pre-order, the Oculus Rift has started shipping, with deliveries beginning March 28. This was announced by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe in a tweet.

As you might already know, the Facebook-owned company has priced the Oculus Rift at $599. Paying that much gets you the VR headset itself (complete with built-in headphones and microphone), as well as the sensor, an Xbox One controller, and the Oculus Remote.

Recently, the company also announced a list of 30 VR games that it said will be launched alongside the headset on March 28. In case you missed out on pre-orders, you can buy the device from Oculus' website, although shipments for orders placed now is expected to begin in June.

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  • AnonD-507785

True, but it's only for PS4 users. So for me it's VR headset + PS4, which probably end up more than Rift or Vive. I don't have to upgrade my PC for it. And on top of that, we still have to wait and see how the customer version of Sony VR will perform...

  • Anonymous

Vive is definitely a superior package to Oculus Rift for now. (Vive comes complete with hand controllers which are optional on Oculus Rift). However, it is the Playstation VR which will most probably destroy both Oculus and Vive, simply due to p...

  • AnonD-501554

Cool!