Shockingly enough the first batch of Oculus Rifts have completely sold out, pushing back the estimated release date to mid-May. At a price tag of $599 before tax, that’s quite an impressive feat. Preorderes are still available here if you’re interested. If you’re wondering what that hefty chunk of change might get you, here’s a sneak peek:
You will receive a headset with the motion-tracking sensor, the Oculus remote, an Xbox One controller and of course a copy of the Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale bundles. Preordering also puts you on the waiting list for Touch controllers that are slated for a vague release “later this year.”
If you’ll recall back in 2014, Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell said the company wanted to keep the device under a $400 maximum. Shortly after that “price” was revealed, Mitchell’s partner Palmer Luckey made an online statement that the finalized price is “obscenely cheap,” all things considered.
We decided, in the end, to optimize quality over cost.
Don’t forget to keep in mind the hardware requirements that will need to be met to run this type of “high-end VR.”