The headset packs a built-in mic and headphones, and comes in a nice black carrying case with a sensor that looks like a mic stand, an Xbox One wireless controller as well as the Oculus Remote.
The Oculus Remote features a trackpad and a few buttons to help you navigate VR experiences and 360 videos, browse the Oculus store and play games.
You’ll also get a copy of Lucky’s Tale, a VR platformer game that’s meant to be played with the Xbox controller, as well as access to the multiplayer space shooter EVE: Valkyrie along with exclusive content.
That’s not bad for a starter kit, even though the price might be a bit steep for first-time gamers. For comparison, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 start at roughly $350 with bundled games. However, there may not be much one can do about it: Oculus co-founder and VP of product Nate Mitchell told TechCrunch that the company is selling the Rift at cost in order to kickstart the VR craze.
Oculus says that users can expect dozens of full-length AAA titles to become available through 2016, including Minecraft, Rockband VR and Crysis developer Crytek’s The Climb.
Founder Palmer Luckey said in a Reddit AMA that games will cost about the same as titles for consoles and PCs, which means you can expect to pay about $60 for a major release at launch.
Oculus first showed off the Touch controllers in June, and Epic Games built a demo in September to give people a taste of what it might be like to play a shooter with two Touch controllers in hand. The company hasn’t announced a price for it yet.
➤ Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Now Open, First Shipments March 28 [Oculus Blog]
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Published January 7, 2016 — 05:02 UTC