First Consumer Oculus Rift Delivered by Palmer Luckey Himself

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The VR floodgates have opened.

The first person to pre-order the Oculus Rift got a special visit from Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who today personally delivered the signed kit in Anchorage, Alaska.

Ross Martin, a software developer and long-time Oculus fan, is the very first person to get their hands on a consumer Oculus Rift. The native Alaskan has been following the company since before the first developer kit, and is most excited to check out Eve: Valkyrie. You can check out video footage of Luckey’s visit on his Facebook page here.

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The Oculus Rift launches worldwide Monday, March 28, and comes with the headset, sensor, an Oculus Remote, an Xbox One controller, and copies of EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale.

Pre-orders for the Rift opened back in January, selling out in minutes despite some outcry over the higher-than-expected price point. Luckey has since defended the $599 price point, calling it necessary in order to create a quality virtual reality experience.

So far, 30 launch games as well as an Oculus Home have been announced, with roughly 100 Oculus Rift games expected to release this year.

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