For all those Oculus Rift fans waiting for the pre-orders to be opened up, there is some good news. The wait is not going to be long since the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will open for pre-orders “soon after the new year.”
Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey revealed details on Twitter, sharing that the VR headset is on “on-target” for the launch in Q1 2016. In another tweet, he also encouraged ardent gamers to enjoy a “stress-free holiday” since players will be informed before the pre-orders open up.
@PalmerLuckey Preorders are coming soon after new year. Enjoy a stress-free holiday, we won't launch preorders without warning!
— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) December 22, 2015
As noted by IGN, the pre-orders will arrive with a free game in tow and this only pushes the excitement up another notch. Oculus Rift will ship with EVE Valkyrie and it will first premiere on Oculus. On the occasion, Luckey said that the company is “excited to partner with CCP to bring this experience to Rift owners everywhere.” According to him EVE Valkyrie “perfectly captures the promise of immersive gaming.”
As noted by the site, “Valkyrie is an off-shoot of the massively multi-player EVE Online, which is perhaps one of the most complex MMOs currently on the market.”
In another news shared last month, when creator of “No Man’s Sky” Sean Murray was questioned by Gamesradar, whether the title would release for the VR headsets he stated, “I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, it’s something we’re thinking about. Morpheus, Oculus Rift…”
He added, “There’s nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe. I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let’s put it that way.”
It looks like a whole new world will be opening for avid players. Oculus Rift 2016 will go up for pre-orders after the new year and the bundle should began retailing in Q1 next year.
Ardent gamers can keep checking back for when the pre-orders open and come back for more updates.