Rift pre-orders open Jan. 6 at 8 a.m. PST (UPDATE)

by Ian Hamilton • January 4th, 2016

Oculus announced the pre-order date and time for the Rift as Jan. 6 at 8 a.m. PST. The moment is (almost) here.

From the blog post:

Today, we’re excited to announce that pre-orders for Rift will open on Oculus.com at 8am Pacific Time on January 6! We’ll be sharing everything you need to know to order your Rift on Wednesday when pre-orders go live.

As a reminder, every Rift comes bundled with Lucky’s Tale by Playful, and we’re also including CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie for free with every pre-order!

This is going to be an exciting week for VR, so Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be answering all your questions during a Reddit AMA this Wednesday, January 6 at 6pm Pacific Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

Stay tuned for more updates this week. We can’t wait to share what’s coming next!

On Twitter Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey tweeted information about the global launch of the headset, “We have the required certification in 20 countries, more will follow.”

He added the device would not sell out, some orders may just fall to a later ship date. “We will keep taking preorders for as long as people want EVE: Valkyrie!”