Kickstarter Alum Oculus Begins Finished Rift Headsets Shipments

OculusRift1This week, CEO of Kickstarter success Oculus, Brendan Iribe, announced the company has officially started to ship its Rift virtual reality headsets.

Iribe shared in a tweet:

Earlier this year, Oculus announced in a new update that it is shipping a consumer version of its Rift VR headset to backers for free.

The Oculus crew shared in a previous update:

Oculus Rift“On August 1, 2012, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to seed the development of a groundbreaking virtual reality headset – Oculus Rift. Tomorrow, we’ll be opening Rift pre-orders on This is a major milestone on the path to putting great VR in the hands of millions.


“You’re going to experience thrilling adventures in Lucky’s Tale and Edge of Nowhere, feel your heart race as you scale mountains in The Climb, and become a rockstar in Rockband VR. You’ll create and share something magical in Oculus Medium and participate in the ultimate space dogfighting in EVE: Valkyrie. As one of the early supporters of Oculus, you helped make this revolution happen. And before we open Rift pre-orders to the world, we wanted to share one more special update with you, our Kickstarter community.


“As a small token of our appreciation for your support, all Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit will get a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift!”

oculus-development-kitOculus noted that backers needed to fill out a survey that they received from Kickstarter before February 1st and provide a shipping address that is located in on e of the 20 countries Rift was launched in. The company then added:

“You were there at the beginning of our journey — we couldn’t have done it without you. Today marks a new chapter.”

Oculus is currently selling a Rift headset bundle which includes an Xbox One controller and copies of launch titles EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale for $599.99.

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