Here are the Minimum Specs Oculus Rift Requires -- Report
The finalized model of the Oculus Rift headset has reportedly leaked, showing a number of design changes and additions.
Update: Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has commented on the Reddit thread, stating that the images are just placeholders and do not indicate the final model. He did not comment on the validity of the guide, however, so it's unclear what is finalized. We will continue to cover Oculus news as becomes available this week.
It looks like the final model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has leaked. After a couple years of development, and several iterations of developer kits, the Rift seems to have a finished design, according to images found in the Oculus website's code by Reddit user explogeek.
Users discovered a full pre-order guide for the Rift. Last month, the company released its recommended PC specifications for the Rift, noting that the headset would require a good PC. This guide corroborates this statement, but it also notes the minimum specs for the headset:
- 4 GB RAM
- Nvidia 9800 or AMD 4870 graphics card with 1 GB dedicated RAM
- 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU or 2.4 GHz AMD Phenom 9850 Quad Core CPU
- 65 GB HDD
Among the additions to the headset include built-in earphones, which will rest on the user's ears while the headset is on. It's not clear at the moment whether those can be removed and replaced with a better pair, something that many users will want to do.
The headset also includes a remote for navigation according to the images. The remote has a trackpad similar to that shown on Valve's new Steam controller, as well as a back button. Clearly this remote is meant for simple tasks only, and will be supplanted by a gamepad or other input device if the user is playing games.
Last month, Oculus also announced that the Rift would launch in early 2016, bringing it into the same launch window as Sony’s Morpheus VR headset for the PlayStation 4. Valve's Vive headset is still due to be released by the end of this year.
This leak most likely comes ahead of an announcement of the final model of the Rift at the Oculus event on June 11. As this is a leak, the details are still subject to change. Some of the guide also looks unfinished, so keep an eye on GameSpot for any more news of the Rift when it becomes available later this week.