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Oculus CEO Says the Rift and the Computer to Run it Will Run About $1,500

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  • Oculus CEO Says the Rift and the Computer to Run it Will Run About $1,500

    Get ready to spend some dosh if you want to be on the first wave of consumer VR products. Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe, said on Wednesday that if you want to purchase the Oculus Rift and the computer to run it smoothly, it will run you about $1,500 (USD) in total.

    Earlier this month, Oculus revealed what the system requirements were for the upcoming consumer version of the Oculus Rift. This included a GTX 970 and an i5-4590 CPU. If you picked up a new system with all of the requirements, it should run you roughly $1,000. That may indicate that the Oculus Rift itself will run you roughly $500 on release.

    There is another cost that hasn't really been talked about much. It is the input methods for Oculus Rift. The first unveiling for what Oculus has cooked up will take place at E3 2015. Iribe notes that in the long term "there's not going to be a single input device." He says that "in VR, it's going to be several different devices." Oh yes, multiple input devices for the multiple VR headsets are on the way. I'm sure everyone is thrilled at that prospect. Hopefully, all of these headsets will still make use of controllers or mouse and keyboard without issue.