Oculus Rift headset available for pre-order from Wednesday

Company's founder to answer questions about device on Reddit as CES 2016 begins

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Oculus Rift headset available for pre-order from Wednesday The maker of virtual reality headgear was acquired by Facebook in 2014 (Getty Images)
By  Tom Paye Published  January 5, 2016

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available for pre-orders from Wednesday, the company has announced.

The maker of virtual reality headgear was acquired by Facebook in 2014, but little has been said about when Oculus expects to bring the Rift to market, until today.

"We'll be sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday when pre-orders go live," the company announced in a blog post.

Questions would be answered in the form of a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), hosted by Oculus founder Peter Luckey. The company said that this would be an "exciting week" for VR, and that it looked forward to hearing from customers.

The company added that every Rift will come bundled with the game Lucky's Tale, developed by playful, and that pre-ordered devices will also come with CCP's EVE: Valkyrie.

The launch of the Rift headset coincides with the beginning of this year's Consumer Electronics Show. VR devices are expected to make a big impact this year, with offerings from Sony and HTC also slated for an appearance.

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