Pre-Order Your Oculus Rift Today!
At long last, Oculus Rift is ready for pre-order, for $599. This includes the following: headset, sensor, Oculus Remote, cables, Xbox One Controller, EVE: Valkyrie, and Lucky’s Tale. Note that the expected ship date is May 2016 with a limit of 1 set per customer.
If you are not sure if your computer and/or video card can handle the demands of Virtual Reality through the Oculus Rift setup, you can download a handy little app to test your system specs. It will let you know what you may need to update and/or upgrade for the ideal VR experience.
Of course, if your machine does not meet the Oculus Rift specs, don’t worry, they have a bunch of PCs that you can order as well, that have been optimized for the experience as well, here:
For the full Oculus Rift experience, they recommend the following system:
- Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
- CPU Intel i5–4590 equivalent or greater
- Memory 8GB+ RAM
- Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
- USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
- OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
If you need a little help maneuvering through the 360 spaces, Oculus has a remote control ready for you. However, to be honest, as this medium evolves, so will the UI and devices for it. Meanwhile, as we all take our first baby-steps into the void that will inevitably change society forever, you can also buy
Oculus Touch: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/touch/
I’ll see you in Cyberspace!