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By Keith Wagstaff

The long wait for the Oculus Rift is almost over. On Monday, Oculus VR announced that it would start taking pre-orders for its virtual reality headset on Wednesday morning.

One tidbit the company failed to share: how much the Oculus Rift would cost. Oculus VR did say the headset would come with two free games, "Playful" and "EVE: Valkyrie."

People who want to be first in line should sit by their computers at 8 a.m. PT on Wednesday, January 6, when the Oculus Rift officially becomes available for pre-order.

"Stay tuned for more updates this week," the company, which was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, wrote on its website. "We can’t wait to share what’s coming next!"

It's not clear when the gadget will ship. Last year, the company said it would be in the first quarter of 2016, meaning customers might not have to wait too long after pre-ordering.

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While Oculus VR has sold virtual reality headsets in the past, those were prototypes meant mostly for developers and early-adopters. The commercial version is a much sleeker product, and it comes with an Xbox One controller for gaming.

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey will be holding a Reddit AMA session on Wednesday evening to answer questions about the highly anticipated device.