Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset made by Facebook-owned Oculus VR, will be available for preorder starting on Jan. 6, the company announced Monday. Buyers will be able to order the headset starting at 8 a.m. PT that morning through Oculus.com.
Each preorder will come with two games: Lucky’s Tale by Playful and EVE: Valkyrie by CCP. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will also be holding an Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session on Reddit at 6 p.m. PT that same day.
Facebook previously confirmed that the Oculus Rift would go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, but this is the first time a preorder time has been revealed. It isn’t yet clear, however, when the preordered units will begin shipping. Developer versions of the device have been available so programmers and game creators can make apps for the platform.
The announcement comes as the virtual reality space is starting to get more competitive. HTC and Valve’s Vive headset, which tech critics have already deemed impressive, is also expected to launch sometime this year. Sony, too, is working on VR headset compatible with the PlayStation 4.
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