Oculus is finally ready to sell its virtual reality headset, pre-orders start on January 6

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It’s happening. Oculus is finally ready to sell its Rift virtual reality headset to the public. The company will be start taking pre-orders for the Rift on Oculus.com starting January 6. Unfortunately though, the company didn’t reveal the price of the device just yet — however, we will be able to know that once the pre-orders go live. The company stated the Oculus Rift will come bundled with Lucky’s Tale and  CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie for free with every pre-ordered Rift. It is worth noting that your computer needs to be powerful enough to be able to power the Oculus Rift — here are  the required specs:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture

The device will be available at 8am Pacific Time on January 6 — that’s 16:00 GMT. Are you planning to buy an Oculus Rift? Let us know in the comment section below.

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