Oculus VR made a special announcement today for its original Kickstarter backers. Remember the campaign that brought the world the first Oculus development kits back in 2012? That’s the one.
Everyone who backed the campaign in a large enough quantity to receive that Oculus DK1, that would be $275 or more, will receive an Oculus Rift for free.
Palmer Luckey, Oculus Founder, announced the news on Twitter with a link to the Kickstarter update.
Everyone who bought a DK1 through our Kickstarter is getting a Rift for free! https://t.co/UPm3UixanI
— Palmer Luckey (@PalmerLuckey) January 5, 2016
The Kickstarter update expands on that news and includes how folks will get their Rift.
As one of the early supporters of Oculus, you helped make this revolution happen. And before we open Rift pre-orders to the world, we wanted to share one more special update with you, our Kickstarter community.
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.
That’s a pretty sweet deal for the early backers who helped get this company moving.
The Oculus Rift itself goes up for pre-order tomorrow, January 6, however, still don’t know its price.