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Oculus Rift development kit backers will receive free retail version of the headset

In an update on its Kickstarter page, Oculus has announced that the company will be giving backers of the Rift development kit a free retail version of the Oculus Rift. It will be a Kickstarter Edition version, but will also come with the other promised free goodies. Backers will receive EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky's Tale bundled with their special edition Rift headset. The update reads:

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! And like all Rift pre-order purchasers, you'll receive a bundled copy of Lucky's Tale and EVE: Valkyrie.

To claim your free Rift, you'll need to complete a survey that will be sent out by Kickstarter. You'll need to complete it with all of your information, including a shipping address before February 1, 2016 to get your free unit. Right now, you'll need to live in one of the 20 launch countries, but if you don't you can still claim for it, and Oculus is working on additional shipping options.

This is a pretty nice gesture from the Oculus team. Did you back the initial Rift development kit? If so, how excited are you to receive a retail version of the headset for free?

Source: Oculus (Kickstarter)

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  • Seems like a lot of backers get one for a very low price if they sold the dev unit.
  • Well,that photo in the article seems to me as if that man is watching porn...
  • :-o
  • so only kickstarters get one but supporters who bought a DK2 dont? what if  someone supported kickstarter with only 10 dollars and others bought DK2 for 400$? just curious if I should preorder or not ☺
  • It says "... all Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit ..." so I seems they specifically mean people that purchases a DK1 via Kick Starter. I'm a little bummed because I missed the KickStarter but preordered a DK1 after the fact. Ahh well. Still glad to see theyfinally are starting to release retail versions. The fact that they didn't announce the price is a little disturbing. They have gone on record saying it will be "... North of $350 USD" so I'm holing out hope they will price it at no more than $400 USD. Any more than that and I think I'll hold off, read some review, maybe see what Vive is going to be priced at and how it's going to work, especially their plans on piggybacking off the Rift API. Then there is the question of can my gaming rig even power the 2K display in the rift at a solid 60FPS. Or even 90FPS of the HTC Vive. Sorry for the long long reply, I'm just excited.  // Jason
  • Well your out of luck, $599 :P.  
  • What if I start backing them NOW, will I get one of those things too?