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It’s time to prepare your wallets for the virtual reality future.

Oculus revealed today that preorders for its VR headset, the Oculus Rift, will start at 8 a.m. Pacific this Wednesday, January 6. The Rift is one of the most anticipated gaming gadgets in recent memory, and it could start a new VR trend in the industry if it’s a success.

Oculus did not reveal how much the Rift will cost or when it will release, but it promised to share “everything you need to know to order your Rift” once preorders go live. January 6 is also the starting date for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, which Oculus is attending, so expect details to come from the show as well.

We do already know that the Rift will come with two games, the colorful platformer Lucky’s Tale and the spaceship simulator Eve: Valkyrie.

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