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Oculus Connect

‘Oculus Ready’ PCs To Ship At Under $1,000

by Mike Futter on Sep 24, 2015 at 07:45 AM

Oculus has announced a partner program that will enable end-users to ensure that a new PC will work with Oculus Rift. Asus, Dell, and Alienware are all slated to participate.

The head-mounted display will ship in first quarter 2016, though no release date or price has been confirmed. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has said multiple times, including to us, that buying a PC from a retailer with a retail Rift should cost users less than $1,500.

The partners will offer compatible hardware at a variety of price points that meet the minimum specifications. These will start at under $1,000 and will come with the option to bundle in a Rift.

Oculus also revealed new titles that are scheduled to ship next year for the first consumer Rift. These include The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Defense Grid II, and Gang Beasts. You can see the full list of previously and newly announced games above. In addition, Oculus and Mojang announced the Minecraft will be available on the Rift.