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Experience the Rift, for $1500

Want to try out the new Oculus Rift when it comes out next year? Save your pennies, it will set you back $1500 if your not prepared!

For those of you that are interested in purchasing the Oculus Rift next year, you are in luck. With a fee of $1500.00 you can buy the device with all of the latest up to spec gear. The Oculus Rift is widely anticipated and many people are lining up to get their hands on the device. 

The $1500 Experience

The pricing for the Rift according to Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe is for people that don't have a PC that is built and dedicated to gaming. For those who have the proper gear (i.e. monitors, mice, keyboards, etc) the Rift will be priced between $200-$400. This price range makes sense as building a PC that is strictly for gaming can cost upwards of $1000, with the Rift added on you will be looking at $1500. Many non-PC gamers were taken aback at the pricing as it was deemed too expensive but when broken down to the individual components for the Rift, it was viewed as somewhat reasonable but still considered to be pricey. 

The Oculus Rift is one of the many VR (virtual reality) gaming headsets that gives the user a 3D VR experience and emmerses them into the world of the game they are playing. With sensors that can detect when you turn your head, it translates that to in-game movement and has 2 screens within the visor to stream high-def video. 

The Oculus Rift is set to be released during Q1 of 2016.

For the full system requirements needed for the Rift, check out the Oculus specs

Published May. 30th 2015
  • Amanda Wallace
    Former Staff Editor
    That seems about right for VR. The only VR system I've really played with is the Gear VR and that retails for about 200? I think.

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