Published On: Fri, Oct 7th, 2016

You don’t need a high-end PC to run Oculus-VR


You don't need a high-end PC to run Oculus-VR

Oculus CEO predicts the list of manufacturers will grow significantly in the next few years.

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced that Oculus will now be compatible with lower-end PCs, including a forthcoming AMD laptop priced at $499. Oculus has released a new set of minimum specifications required to run its Rift headset, making it compatible with low-cost cheaper PCs than before. Earlier the minimum cost of a VR-ready PC was around $800 and higher.

The unreleased AMD-powered PC from CyberPowerPC priced at $499 will be the first Oculus-ready PC. The shift in hardware requirements is possible thanks to Asynchronous Spacewarp, which helps reduce dropped frames so that games can stay at 90 frames per second, even on low-end computers that aren’t as powerful.

In addition, Iribe announced that Asus, Lenovo, AORUS and Gigabyte have also started pioneering VR-ready laptops. The CEO predicts the list of manufacturers will grow significantly in the next few years.

Over 100 games have been released for Oculus, and every Oculus Rift will launch with Lucky’s Tale, a platform adventure game, as well as free virtual reality movies.

Demo stations are already set up at shops including John Lewis, Game and Curry’s in the UK. John Lewis ran demos at 13 stores across UK including its flagship at Oxford Street in September.

The Oculus Rift is priced at GBP 549 as opposed to the earlier listing at GBP499 during pre-orders. A spokesperson said that the price difference is sue to VAT and the falling value of the pound.

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

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