Oculus Rift 2 Minimum System Requirement Revealed; Release Date, Price Specified
Oculus Rift 2 is expected to make its first appearance during the Oculus Connect 5. But ahead of that possible launch, the compatibility of the much-awaited headset has surfaced online.
According to Tech Radar, there’s huge possibility that the Oculus Rift 2 will make its first appearance during the Oculus Connect 5. Oculus stated that in this event, the company will celebrate the accomplishments of VR in the past five years. Aside from that, the company will also offer a sneak peek of what to expect in the next five years to come. This may mean that the Oculus Rift successor will be unveiled during this event that will be held on September 26 up to 27.
Minimum System Requirement
The moment the Oculus Rift 2 was released it is supposed that users will need Windows 10 or higher to be able to use it. Oculus has announced in June 2018 that it will need Windows 10 to be able to run new and forthcoming applications and features on the Oculus Rift. The headset still functions with Windows 7 and 8.1, nevertheless not all new software upgrades may be supported on the older OSes.
Oculus also stated that the reason behind this is that Microsoft no longer offers mainstream support for Windows 7 and 8.1. Meanwhile, the Windows 10 would let it meet “performance standards” essential to implement its latest upgrades. With that beings aid, it is safe to assume that Windows 10 will be a minimum system prerequisite on the Oculus Rift 2 from the onset.
When it comes to price, there are still no available details but it can be expected that it won’t be too much more costly than the Oculus Rift. For some reference, the Oculus Rift with Touch controllers costs $399. The standalone Oculus Go price is tagged at $199 for 32GB edition.
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