Oculus Rift costs $600, pre-orders set to boat in March

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High-end practical existence for consumers is finally here, and a cost of entrance is $599.

Oculus Rift pre-orders non-stop on a company’s during 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET, and with them came a long-awaited acknowledgment of a VR headset’s price. For $599 you get a head-mounted display, a sensor for suit tracking, an Xbox One controller, and copies of a games Lucky’s Tale and (only with pre-orders) EVE: Valkyrie.

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If you’re one of a hour-one buyers and are carrying difficulty putting your pre-order through, know that you’re not alone. Oculus informs Mashable that they are wakeful of a problem and are operative on a fix, so only keep trying.

To use a headset, you’ll also need an Oculus-ready computer. The Oculus-recommended specs call for (at minimum) an i5-4590 (or equivalent) CPU, a GeForce GTX 970 or AMD 290 (or equivalent) graphics card, 8GB RAM, an HDMI port, 3 USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, and Windows 7 64-bit or newer.

If you’re one of a backers that helped to account a strange Oculus Rift on Kickstarter behind in 2012, we don’t have to worry about shopping a headset. Oculus reliable that all backers that bought during a developer pack tier will be removing a CV1 — that’s “Consumer Version 1″ — of their own, for free, with both of a pack-in games.

Oculus Touch, a Rift’s surprising palm controllers, will be rising after in 2016. They were creatively ostensible to arrive tighten to a headset’s launch, though Oculus confirmed last week that they wouldn’t be prepared until a latter half of 2016.

The attainment of a Rift outlines a initial accessibility of high-end VR practice for consumers. Samsung launched a Gear VR, that is itself a product of an Oculus partnership, in late 2015, though a smartphone-powered practice tumble distant brief of what a Rift is able of.

UPDATED Jan. 6 11:26 a.m. ET to residence remuneration issues with hour-one pre-orders, per a criticism from Oculus.

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