Oculus Rift in the box: here's what it looks like

It'll be like Christmas in May... or whenever it ships

If you're eagerly waiting for your Oculus Rift after preordering it this week, it should come packed looking like the picture above, although the headset itself might be a little different.

Oculus says changes are still being made to the headset, but didn't reveal any specifics. It's likely this means small tweaks here and there to improve comfort, rather than anything major, although the company said it would reveal more in late February.

Oculus Rift

For now, you can expect to see your Rift shipped in a classy-looking box that's simple and sleek, and filled with most of the goodies you'll need to have a grand 'ol time in the virtual world.

There won't be any Touch controllers just yet, but the box will hold the Rift, sensor, Xbox One controller and Oculus Remote, which enables you to navigate the Oculus Store and control the volume.

Oculus Rift

You also get two VR games bundled with the Rift headset: the space shooter EVE: Valkyrie and the 3D platformer Lucky's Tale.

Virtual reality doesn't come cheap, with the Rift costing $599/£499/AU$649 before tax and shipping. If you haven't pulled the trigger yet, Palmer Luckey announced that the Rift will come priced at $399 (about £273, AU$566) when bundled with an Oculus Rift-ready Alienware X51 R3 gaming desktop or Dell XPS 8900 tower. You can still get a $200 (about £136, AU$283) coupon in February to buy an X51 or Dell XPS 8900 if you've already ordered the headset.