Pre-Orders For Oculus Rift VR Headset to Start on January 6

The Oculus Rift will come bundled with Lucky’s Tale by Playful.

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Oculus Rift VR Headset will be available for pre-order starting January 6, 2016. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Facebook owner Oculus has announced that its much awaited VR headset Oculus Rift will be available on pre-order starting January 6th, 2016.

In a blog post, Oculus said that they’ll be sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday when pre-orders go live.

The Oculus Rift will come bundled with Lucky’s Tale by Playful. This Oculus Studios title takes you on an adventure of a lifetime with Lucky, the fun-loving fox. The game takes you to a charming new world, with dozens of locales and lush environments.

Oculus will also be including CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie for free with every pre-order!

The VR headset will go on sale in January, but its parent company Facebook has decided to delay the launch of touch controllers till later in 2016.

Ahead of CES 2016, Las Vegas, Facebook announced through its Oculus blog that its touch controllers will be delayed till the second half of 2016.

The blog said that “On Touch hardware, we have made significant advances in ergonomics, and we are implementing many changes that make Touch even more comfortable, reliable, and natural.”

“We are also outputting larger numbers of pre-production runs, which means we can get a lot more touch hardware in the hands of developers who need it,” it added.

Virtual reality artificially creates sensory experiences that can include sight, hearing, touch and smell. VR devices are expected to go big in 2016, with Samsung’s Gear VR and HTC Vive also expected to launch this year.

The cheapest VR solution that’s available right now in India is the Google Cardboard experience. Check it out here.

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