UPDATE: The day one stock has sold out in 14 minutes. Oculus Rift costs $600 for the headset alone. It requires a powerful gaming machine that will cost at least $1000 more
The Oculus Rift is up for pre-order, and it will cost $599.99 (The Oculus Rift is $849 CAD) and will ship in March 2016, you won’t be charged for it until it ships and placing an order won’t lock you into a purchase. “Rift preorders are different from most of the games industry. You don’t get charged until we ship – no deposit lock-in, no bonus pressure,” said Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey. “We won’t lock people into preorders months before reviews come out using our awesome preorder bonuses. We have confidence in our product!”
If you backed the Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter campaign back in 2012 and received the DK1 model of the Rift, you won’t need to put any money down on the headset. According to the head honchos from Oculus, you’ll be getting your very own Rift headset as a thank you from the developers.