We still don’t know how much everyone will be asked to stump up, but we do at least know one thing: you’ll finally be able to pre-order the consumer version of the Oculus Rift as of tomorrow morning.
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According to the Oculus blog, pre-orders kick off from 8:00 AM Wednesday Pacific Time, which works out to be 3:00 AM tomorrow morning AEDT. That moves forward to midnight if you live in Perth, 2:00 AM for Queenslanders, 2:30 AM for everyone in Adelaide and 5:00 AM for our New Zealand friends.
The blog didn’t outline how much the Rift is, although the Facebook acquisition was supposed to mean that the Rift would be available at cost. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be doing a Reddit AmA tomorrow, and he said earlier this morning that there were “no chance of Rift pre-orders ‘selling out'”.
Everyone who pre-orders the Rift will get a free copy of EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale
Update: For clarity, those who pre-order the Rift will be first in line to pre-order the Touch controllers, but pre-orders of the Rift won’t open until “a few months prior” to the Touch’s launch in the second half of the year. Thanks, @king_rocket.