Oculus Rift-ready PC bundles now available for pre-order, shipping April 23

As promised earlier this month, Dell, Alienware and ASUS have started taking pre-orders for select PCs that are bundled with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The prices for the bundles range from $1,499 to over $3,000, with the first ones scheduled to start shipping on April 23.

The bundles are being sold at the Microsoft Store site, along with Amazon and Best Buy. All of the bundles include the Oculus Rift headset itself, along with its sensor and remote and an Xbox One wireless controller. People who pre-order a bundle will also get a free copy of CCP Games's space fighter action game EVE: Valkyrie, along with the platform game Lucky's Tale.

If you have already pre-ordered the $599 Oculus Rift headset, you might be able to purchase PCs that have been deemed "Oculus Ready" at a discount. Those folks should start seeing offer code from select PC partners starting today.

John Callaham