Ernest Cline Visits Oculus VR HQ

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
March 7, 2013

Every day people ask us, “Have you read Ready Player One?”

If you’re unfamiliar with the critically acclaimed novel, Ready Player One is about the exciting power and possibilities of virtual reality. Around Oculus, Ready Player One has become required reading. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

In February, we were lucky enough to have Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, by the office to check out a demo and meet the team.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Ready Player One yet, grab a copy here, and dive in before your development kit arrives. We promise that you’ll come away inspired.

New Order Update System

The new web system for updating your Oculus order information is finally live, just in time to double-check your address before rewards begin shipping!

You can use the system right now by visiting:

Oculus VR Order Update System

The system has three primary functions:
– You can update your address anytime before your order has shipped.
– You can see the status of your order (ready, incomplete, or shipped).
– You can find out whether anything is preventing your order from shipping (eg. invalid address or missing international shipping payment).

Please take a minute and double-check that your order status is ‘Ready’ to help us avoid delays in shipping your items. If you need help, don’t hesitate to email us at

SXSW Panel Livestream

Great news for those not in Austin: we’re livestreaming the SXSW panel tomorrow on the future of VR gaming with the help of the Verge!

Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming
Paul Bettner, Chris Roberts, Cliff Bleszinski, and Palmer Luckey
6:00 – 6:45pm CST this Friday, March 8th

You can read the full panel details here.

We don’t have the official details for accessing the livestream yet, but we’ll be sure to share a direct link with everyone before the panel begins.

A Flurry of News

As we begin the final countdown to shipping development kits and launching the Oculus Developer Center, we still have a few surprises up our sleeve.

So strap in and stay tuned– This is just the beginning.
We’ll see you in the game!

– Palmer and the Oculus Team