Oculus Rift Releases in March for $600


We hope you have some room in your budget and a decent PC for you to enjoy the Oculus Rift in March because the set itself is going to be $600!

According to Game Informer:

“Based on the Rift price, you’re looking at a PC in the neighborhood of $900. If you’re looking to purchase parts to build your own from scratch, that comes down to $600 – $700.

The minimum spec for the Rift has only slightly changed since it was announced last year. The difference is the increase in USB ports from two to four to account for additional devices connected (an Xbox One controller or wireless adapter, for instance).

The bundle will also now include a remote for navigation. Oculus says that this is intended to ease non-gamers into VR without having to force them to use a controller.

One of the things to note is that Oculus has confirmed that, despite its absence from the image above and the related blog post, the Rift does come with an Xbox One wireless adapter so you can use the included controller without a cord. That is an additional $25 value.”


Rift-compatible PC bundles that include the computer and the Rift will be available for order in February. If you pre-order a rift and later choose to buy a bundle, you’ll keep your place in line.”

Here are the required specs if you are wondering if your rig can handle it:

  • graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

They have already gone through the first set of pre-orders at this point so it seems like VR may actually become a popular thing. Will you be making this purchase? Let us know in the comments below.


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