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Post news RSS The Oculus Rift Consumer Edition Is Now Shipping

Rift deliveries begin today, shipping to more than 20 countries and regions!

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The Oculus Team have just announced that deliveries of the VR headset begin today. Kickstarter units will begin arriving today and the first pre-ordered Rifts will begin shipping mid-week.

Oculus Rift Box

If you're patiently waiting for your Rift to arrive you should receive an e-mail when your order is being prepared and another when it is in transit. Indie DB recently published a list showcasing the 30 games which will be available to play the moment it arrives.

Oculus 360 Photos

With Oculus 360 Photos, you can explore over 200,000 incredible destinations. You’ll relax on a beach in the tropics, peer over a mountaintop in the Alps, and enjoy amazing scenes from across the universe.

The team have also elaborated on some of the experiences possible including Facebook 360 videos, Twitch & Vimeo livestreams, Oculus 360 Photos and their just-announced title Farlands which you can see a preview of below.

Farlands lets players visit a vibrant, otherworldly planet, teeming with exotic life. Explore fantastic landscapes; discover bugs, fish, and plant-life; and build relationships with the alien creatures – all in real time. Each day brings you a new opportunity to discover creatures and explore their habitats.

If you are a developer the Oculus PC SDK 1.3 is now available which supports the consumer Rift model. To get a full run-down of the announcement head on over to the team's blog page.

Rift SDK

It's going to be a big year with all the big players in the VR scene getting their hardware in the hands of the public. Oculus have kicked it off and the HTC Vive & Playstation VR won't be far behind. Orders for the Rift are available from their site and Oculus Ready PC + Rift bundles can be found at Amazon, BestBuy & Microsoft's store.

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