With the pricing of the highly anticipated consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset being announced today when pre-ordering starts later today in just under three hours time.
Oculus has announced that it will be providing all original Kickstarter backers who pledged for the developer edition of the Oculus Rift back in 2012, with a new consumer edition of the VR headset.
Oculus wrote on their Kickstarter campaign page :
You’re going to experience thrilling adventures in Lucky’s Tale and Edge of Nowhere, feel your heart race as you scale mountains in The Climb, and become a rockstar in Rockband VR. You’ll create and share something magical in Oculus Medium and participate in the ultimate space dogfighting in EVE: Valkyrie. As one of the early supporters of Oculus, you helped make this revolution happen. And before we open Rift pre-orders to the world, we wanted to share one more special update with you, our Kickstarter community.
As a small token of our appreciation for your support, all Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit will get a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift! And like all Rift pre-order purchasers, you’ll receive a bundled copy of Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie.
To claim your free Rift, fill out the survey you’ll receive from Kickstarter before February 1, 2016 and provide a shipping address that is located in one of the 20 countries Rift is launching in. For those who don’t live in one of those 20 countries, we’re working on an alternative, and you can let us know your preference in the form.
You were there at the beginning of our journey — we couldn’t have done it without you. Today marks a new chapter.
As soon as more details are released by Oculus regards the pricing for the consumer version of their Oculus Rrift virtual reality headset, we will keep you updated as always.