The cost of virtual reality: expensive.
Facebook-owned Oculus opened preorders for its new virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, on Wednesday morning after years of pumping air into the product. Oculus showed off Rift and most of the features back at a press event in June. The few remaining unknowns were the cost and the actual shipping date.
Well not anymore! Buying an Oculus Rift headset will cost you a cool $599, according to the preorder website, and the devices are set to ship in March of this year. Update: It looks like the units shipping in March are already sold out. The current shipping date on the site now reads April 2016.