After years of preparation Oculus is launching the Rift for pre-order at $599.

Oculus Rift | June 1, 2015

Finally, the PC-powered VR headset from Oculus VR will ship in March for $599.

It will be bundled with Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie for free. 

Those pre-ordering the Rift will also reserve a spot in line to order Oculus Touch. The Rift controllers when they launch late this year.

While this is a momentous day for VR, it is also a huge day for Mark Zuckeberg the owner of Oculus.

The March, 2016 shipping sticks to the company’s Q1 2016 target window which was announced last year.

The Oculus Rift comes with the headset itself, a tracking camera, Xbox One controller, Oculus Remote, and two bundled games: Eve Valkyrie & Lucky’s Tale.

U.K. pricing for the headset is £499. Oculus said it will initially ship to 20 countries, and will also be available in “limited locations at select retailers” starting in April. Pre-orders kicked off this morning.

Updates to come.

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