Oculus Rift Demos and Limited Hardware Coming to Select Best Buy Retailers
As we enter the “age of VR”, plenty of gamers are eager to get their hands on the latest hardware and try it out. Oculus Rift will be making this a feasible goal this summer with a number of demos at select Best Buy retailers across the United States. You can check the Oculus Live page to find a store near you and book a 30 minute demo.
Even more interesting than the demo though, is the fact that a limited number of Rift headsets will be available to people participating in these demos for purchase. Oculus is in hot water with fans at the moment because pre-ordered units are continually delayed, and now a limited quality of retail units will be available before some early supporters get their own.
Oculus understands the frustration and issued the following statement regarding retail units:
“We know that many pre-order customers are still waiting for their Rifts, so we’re offering those customers a chance to purchase Rift from retail instead — while keeping their pre-order benefits, like the EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack and priority status for Touch pre-orders. If you’re interested, simply go to your order status and let us know you’ve purchased a Rift at retail, and we’ll cancel your pre-order. Your EVE: Valkyrie entitlement will appear in your order history.”
The Oculus Rift launched on March 28, 2016.