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Oculus VR News | July 22, 2024

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Oculus Will Give its Kickstarter Backers a Free Rift VR Headset


If you were one of the early supporters that helped fund the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset through its original Kickstarter campaign in 2012, then Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and the Oculus team want to show their appreciation in a big way.

According to a letter posted on the company’s Kickstarter page, any backer who pledged enough to get the first Rift development kit (DK1) during the original Oculus Kickstarter campaign will be receiving a special “Kickstarter Edition” of the consumer Oculus Rift for free.

“As one of the early supporters of Oculus, you helped make this revolution happen,” Oculus expressed in the letter. “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.”

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

Those who pledged for the DK1 will be emailed a survey to fill out from Oculus before February 1st, and must provide a shipping address that is located in one of the 20 countries that Rift is launching in.

Around 7,000 Kickstarter backers will be eligible to claim a free consumer version of the Oculus Rift, which is an amazing and well-deserved perk for all those who believed in the company from the beginning.

Pre-orders for the consumer Rift will begin on Wednesday, January 6th, at 8am PST / 11am EST.