Oculus Rift, one of the most await virtual reality headsets will be available for early adopters on Monday, March 28, 2016. It is available for those who pre-ordered the device last January for $599.
After being acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey started the revolutionary VR development for four years upon scraping in a few smartphone parts. Today, it has now evolved into a device that can transport any users into the virtual world, with its most awaited debut.
However, if you are looking for a chance to buy this device now, unfortunately, all stocks are sold out and they won’t be distributing more until summer. Because of that, VR expectations lowered a bit due this limited supply of headset, and also the high rendering capacity needed for the PC in order to dive into the virtual world.
For that, Luckey made a prediction.
“It’s not going to be everyone in the whole world using virtual reality—or even games using virtual reality,” Luckey said at last week’s Game Developers Conference. “There is going to be an adoption curve over time, starting with early adopters or PC gamers who either own or are willing to buy a high-end PC. In that sense, it is part of a multi-year process.”
The package will include a Xbox One controller and several games. However, Oculus Touch controllers – controllers that can recreate the sensation of touch in the hands in virtual reality – won’t be available. The controller will be available later this year with price unknown.