It’s now early 2016 and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve no doubt heard of the Oculus Rift. What always seemed like a distant dream of portable, personal, virtual reality, is now finally at our doorstep. Starting Wednesday, January 6th at 8AM PST the Oculus Rift will be available to the public for pre-ordering. This consumer version promises to unveil
everything you need to know
in regards to your future Rift. Hopefully that’ll include the sure to be hefty price tag along with it.
Though we apologize for how vague this lack of information is, we can reiterate the recommended hardware specs, that’ve been announced since May. If your PC build is up to this standard, according to Oculus Rift, you are VR ready!
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- 8GB+ RAM
- Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
If any questions are left unresolved after the big reveal later this week, you are still in luck yet again. Rift CEO Palmer Luckey will be doing an AMA on Reddit at 6PM on the 6th to tie up any remaining inquiries.
If we can avoid any website crashes in the future, to me it will be an overall success. But all we know for now is that the Rift headsets will still be bundled with EVE Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale by foxy platformer. These should prove a solid test of the true capabilities of the consumer version of the Rift.