It’s been more than three years since the Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign completed and Oculus will soon be releasing the final consumer version. Today they announced a special surprise for anyone who backed the Kickstarter campaign back in 2012.
Without the support of the original Kickstarter backers Palmer Luckey and Oculus would have never secured their sale to Facebook for 2 billion in 2014. Oculus has revealed that anyone who backed the Rift on Kickstarter and acquired a DK1 through that campaign will be receiving a free Oculus Rift when it releases in a few months. The update on the Kickstarter page reads:
“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.
“To claim your free Rift, fill out the survey you’ll receive from Kickstarter before February 1, 2016 and provide a shipping address that is located in one of the 20 countries Rift is launching in. For those who don’t live in one of those 20 countries, we’re working on an alternative, and you can let us know your preference in the form.”
Pre-orders of the Oculus Rift will start at 8AM PST on 6 January.