Confirmed by CEO Brendan Iribe, customers should start receiving their bundles from Monday, March 28.
The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries begin Monday 3.28.2016. pic.twitter.com/C0MMKmezun
— Brendan Iribe (@brendaniribe) March 24, 2016
Backers and fans will breathe a sigh of relief this weekend because despite countless updates and prototypes, it was beginning to feel like the consumer product was just a dream.
Anyone who hasn’t placed a preorder will have to wait until July to receive their headset but you can order them now. Oculus has a bundle that includes the Rift headset, an Xbox One controller and two games for $599.99 or a full PC package starting at $1,500.
It’s a big deal for the VR industry that its first consumer headset (besides smartphone-powered ones) is finally ready for the public. Arriving less than a week before HTC’s Vive, it will certainly be interesting to see how Oculus gets the ball rolling for the VR industry