Oculus Rift Shipping Starts, CEO Palmer Goes to Deliver VR Headset

The virtual reality headset from the company can support up to 30 gaming titles right now.

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Oculus Rift virtual reality headset starts shipping to people who pre-ordered it. (Photo Courtesy: Oculus)

Virtual reality company Oculus started shipping its highly awaited Rift headsets on Monday, about two years after the company was acquired by social media giant Facebook. 

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said that he saw virtual reality as the next major computing platform.

Today we start shipping Oculus Rift! Another big milestone towards the future of computing.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, March 28, 2016

Interestingly, the startup made sure that the first person to order the Oculus Rift gets a sweet surprise. The buyer from Alaska was greeted at his doorstep by none other than Palmer Luckey, Founder, Oculus.

Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus delivering the Rift. (Photo Courtesy: Oculus)
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus delivering the Rift. (Photo Courtesy: Oculus)

Personally delivering the first Rift to Alaska!

Posted by Palmer Freeman Luckey on Saturday, March 26, 2016

This year, HTC Corp and Sony Corp are also set to launch their virtual reality devices as companies look to offer enhanced gaming and entertainment experiences to customers.

Also Read: Sony’s PlayStation VR Priced at $399 Is Loyal to Console Gaming

The black headgear, priced at $599, comes with a remote, an audio system, a sensor and an Xbox One wireless controller.

Oculus said there were more than 30 games available on the Oculus Store and it would soon add feature-length movies and more content.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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