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Oculus to reward Kickstarter backers with free Rift

To reward those who helped the Rift get its feet off the ground, Oculus will be handing out free Rifts to those backers who bought the very first iteration of the headset, the DK1.

Chris Kerr

January 5, 2016

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On January 6, over three years after the device made its debut on Kickstarter, the Oculus Rift is finally being made available for pre-order.

To reward those who helped the Rift get its feet off the ground all those years ago, Oculus will be handing out free Kickstarter Edition Rifts to those backers who bought the very first iteration of the headset, the DK1.

Like everyone else who pre-orders a Rift, those lucky few will also receive free copies of virtual reality platfomer Lucky's Tale and EVE: Online spin-off, EVE: Valkyrie.

Assuming they live in one of the 20 countries Rift is launching in, DK1 owners will be able to claim their free headset by filling out a survey due to be sent out before February 1 and providing a shipping address. 

Oculus has promised it's working on an alternative solution for anyone who doesn't live in a launch territory.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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