Oculus Rift Release Date, Price, Games, Pre-Order Details

Oculus Rift Release Date, Price, Games, Pre-Order Details
Oculus RIft Crystal Cove prototype Maurizio Pesce / Flickr CC BY 2.0

Oculus Rift is finally here. What can we expect from this headset? What about Oculus Rift games? How much will they cost? What games will we be able to play? More questions are waiting to be answered. So here we bring to you answers to some questions. Read on for Oculus Rift release date, games, price and pre-order details.


Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook timeline announced that the Oculus VR is “now available for pre-order.” Shedding some light on the product and shipping details, he wrote in his post, “When you put on Oculus, you’ll feel like you instantly teleported into adventures like deep-sea diving, piloting a starfighter or playing in a band on stage. More than 100 virtual reality games and other experiences are coming this year.” He added, “You can pre-order your Oculus Rift for $599 at shop.oculus.com and we’ll be shipping at the end of March to 20 countries initially.”

On the Rift’s official blog, the shipping date is March 28, 2016. The $599 price tag has been in the limelight the moment it was announced. Not many people think it is worth it. Here’s what you’ll be getting:

  1. Headset
  2. Oculus remote
  3. Xbox One controller
  4. Lucy’s Tale (Oculus Rift Game)
  5. EVE: Valkyrie  (Oculus Rift Game)
  6. Cables
  7. Sensor

The report published on Tech Insider says that Oculus Rift games will cost you as much as PS4, Wii U and Xbox games cost you – that is, $60. In the same report, Tech Insider also quoted Nate Mitchell, co-founder of Oculus Rift who has said,”You’re going to see some lower-end, more affordable experiences, especially stuff that comes over from Gear VR.” These low-end games can cost you as low as $15.99. And yes, you will also be having free games for Oculus virtual reality headset.

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