Pre-orders for Oculus VR to start

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Oculus will start holding pre-orders of a Rift headset on 6 January

Pre-orders for a Oculus Rift practical existence headset will be open from 6 January, says a Facebook-owned company.

It will be holding orders from 08:00 PCT (16:00 GMT) though has given no superintendence on cost or when it will boat units.

“We’ll be pity all we need to know… on Wednesday,” it pronounced in a blog posting.

Pre-ordered inclination will come bundled with video games Lucky’s Tale and Eve: Valkyrie, giveaway of charge.

The launch coincides with a CES tech uncover in Las Vegas, where a headset will be on display.

Immersive experiences

Industry watchers are penetrating to learn a cost of a device, that is not approaching to be directed during infrequent users.

In May, Oculus trainer Brendan Iribe pronounced a Rift and a PC able of powering it should cost $1,500 (£1,000) in total. The organisation has pronounced a finished consumer-ready headset should be in a “same ballpark” as a $350 cost of a progressing prototypes.

Before now Oculus has usually expelled prototypes of a headset, that promises users “immersive” video gaming experiences.

Facebook, that bought Oculus for $2bn in 2014, pronounced it designed to enhance a use of a technologies, to embody “communications, media and entertainment, preparation and other areas”.

More updates

It pronounced a firm’s founder, Palmer Luckey, would be responding questions about a Rift on a Reddit QA event on Wednesday during 18:00 PCT (02:00 GMT).

The organisation hinted it would yield some-more updates this week, adding “We can’t wait to share what’s entrance next!”

It follows news that a suit controller for a Rift, called Touch, would be behind until a second entertain of 2016.

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