Oculus Rift Consumer Version Estimated @ $1,500

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Oculus Rift Consumer Version Estimated @ $1,500

Wednesday at Recode Conference that takes place in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.  One of the biggest news is when Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe publicly announced that the Oculus Consumer Version HMD and the computer spec required to run is going to fall into $1,500 price range.

 

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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe @ Recode Conference 2015  Image Source: Recode

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More expensive than most existing VR headsets, however, Brendan Iribe also added:

 

“We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you’re going to buy the Rift … at most you should be in that $1,500 range.” 

 

However, Brendan Iribe went on to add some price dropping hope and said that, over time, he’d like to see that cost come down to under $1,000!

 

Brendan Iribe also said Oculus is interested making headsets for children.  As of now,  Oculus has implemented a 13-year-old age limit for the headset, the limit won't be lifted until the health effects of virtual reality technology become more clear and based on scientific research result.

 

For the full Rift experience, Oculus recommends the following system:

  • 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

 

Image & Content Source: Recode Conference

 

Author: VR Reporter

Jay is a VR & Tech enthusiast and evangelist who is into all things geekery! Not your typical tech savvy engineer, but a self-indulging digital nerd that's attracted by the nouvelle vague of Virtual & Augmented Reality revolution!

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