Somewhere in Alaska, a person named Ross Martin will sit in front of his computer to play with the first Oculus Rift. The founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey delivered it to him personally.
The retail launch of Oculus Rift is on this Monday, March 28. Luckey told Polygon: “I’ll be damned if some random delivery guy is going to get the satisfaction of delivering the first Rift.”
The earliest individual to pre-order an Oculus was Martin, and he is the first customer to receive the device. Moreover, he received it in a box thoughtfully signed by the founders.
Through Facebook Live, Luckey streamed the exchange via Facebook Live, commemorating all his hard work since 2009. Earlier in 2012, the VR system was launched on Kickstarter, later in early 2014 the social media corporation acquired it for a whopping $2 billion, notes Digital Trends.
In three separate posts, Oculus pledged to remain independent and Facebook’s influence continue to be limited to an outlet for Oculus company news.
Luckey typically wears Hawaiian shirt and shorts with sandals. He has a penchant for Virtual Reality and owns a wide variety of headsets that includes the Vuzix iWear VR920, eMagin Z800 3DVisor, Fakespace Push, Visionics LVES, and a heavily modified Sony HMZ-T1. He had also built an extensive private collection of over 50 different head-mounted displays.
Earlier, Luckey had built a PC which cost him tens of thousands of U.S. dollars with an elaborate six-monitor setup.
Martin in the video thanked Luckey for coming out personally. He said, “I think people online really appreciate all the transparency and outreach that you do.”
“You have to make sure that you have fun with it or something,” Luckey told Martin.
Forbes magazine has listed him to be one of world richest men whose net worth is estimated to be $700 million in 2015.