ces 2016: Oculus Rift in the box: here’s what it looks like

If you’re eagerly waiting for your Oculus Rift after preordering it this week, it should come packed looking like the picture above, but the headset itself might be a little different.

Oculus said there are still changes being made to the headset but didn’t reveal any specifics. It’s likely small tweaks here and there to improve comfort and shouldn’t be anything major though the company said it would reveal more in late February.

Oculus Rift

For now, you can expect to see Rift shipped in a classy looking box that’s simple and sleek filled with most of the goodies you need to have a grand ‘ol time in virtual reality.

There won’t be any Touch controllers just yet but the box will hold the Rift, sensor, Xbox One controller and Oculus Remote, which lets you navigate the Oculus Store and control volume.

Oculus Rift

Of course, you also get two VR games bundled with the Rift headset: the space shooter EVE: Valkyrie and the 3D platformer Lucky’s Tale.

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Virtual reality doesn’t come cheap and will cost $599/£499/AU$649 – that’s before tax and shipping. If you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, Palmer Luckey announced the Rift will come priced at $399 (about £273, AU$566) when bundled with an Oculus Rift-ready Alienware X51 R3 gaming desktop or Dell XPS 8900 tower. You can still get a $200 (about £136, AU$283) coupon in February to buy an X51 or Dell XPS 8900 if you’ve already ordered the headset.

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