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Oculus Rift pre-orders begin January 6

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Oculus Rift consumer version

The promise of a finished Oculus Rift will be available for purchase (opens in new tab) at 8AM PST on Wednesday, January 6. That's when pre-orders for the consumer version begin. That's also when "everything you need to know to order your Rift" will be revealed, which presumably includes the small matter of the price. The recommended hardware specs were revealed back in May (opens in new tab).

At 6PM on the day, Rift CEO Palmer Luckey will take to Reddit for an AMA to resolve any lingering questions (and, I'll wager, to explain why the Oculus site crashed).

As I've reported before, all headsets will be bundled with EVE Valkyrie (opens in new tab) and foxy platformer Lucky's Tale (opens in new tab), which Wes described as being a defining use of the new technology.

Update: Palmer Luckey has added some details to this story on Twitter, saying that there's no chance (opens in new tab) of the headsets "selling out," but that pre-ordering a Rift (opens in new tab) reserves you a spot for a Touch controller pre-order. Luckey also (opens in new tab) refers to the Rift price as "subsidized."