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Dev Kit backers to receive free Oculus Rift

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Oculus Rift Consumer Version

Well this is nice. Oculus Rift backers who pledged enough to get the Dev Kit 1 will receive a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift. That's 'free' rather than free of course, because you'll have dropped a lot of money on the Rift already to qualify, but it's a sterling show of gratitude to a community without which Palmer Luckey might not be a borderline billionaire. As with every Rift, the Kickstarter edition will be bundled with EVE Valkyrie (opens in new tab) and Lucky's Tale.

To claim the free Rift, you'll need to complete a survey that Kickstarter will send through and (for the moment) be located in one of the 20 countries in which the Rift is shipping. Oculus is working on a solution for those based elsewhere. The deadline is February 1.

For the rest of us, pre-orders open tomorrow (opens in new tab), January 6.