Oculus Rift Plus PC Will Cost Approximately $1,500

by Bryan Vore on May 27, 2015 at 01:50 PM

Speaking at Re/code’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe laid out the "all-in price" for the Oculus Rift VR headset.

"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," Iribe said according to recode.net.

As was announced earlier this month, the consumer model of the Oculus Rift will release in early 2016

The specs needed to run the VR device are listed below.

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Windows 7 service pack 1 or later
  • two USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI 1.3 video output

[Source: recode.net]

Our take
If you're already into PC gaming, this price doesn't mean a whole lot. It's for those starting from scratch. Depending on how Iribe is calculating things, this puts the cost of the Rift alone at $500 to $300. It's in the range of previous predictions, but that's still quite a bit of flexibility.