Oculus won’t charge for Rift pre-orders until units ship

Wednesday, 6 January 2016 09:08 GMT By Sherif Saed

There’s no chance of Oculus Rift pre-orders selling out before launch, because Oculus will only charge you when it comes time to ship.

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Later today, when the Oculus Rift VR headset becomes available for pre-order, you will not charged on the spot. Instead, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, you’ll be charged when your unit ships.

Luckey took to Twitter to reveal a few interesting facts about the impending launch, saying that Rift pre-orders are “different from most of the games industry”, in that there won’t be deposits locking you in.

Luckey later added that because of this, there’s no chance of pre-orders “selling out”.

In addition, Luckey confirmed that those pre-ordering also reserve a spot for the Touch controller, which will miss the Rift’s launch and will instead ship in the second half of 2016.

Oculus Rift pre-orders go live in 20 countries today, starting at 8am PT. The price of the unit is still TBA.