Fair warning, if you don’t already own a gaming PC, Oculus Rift will set you back $1500 “all-in.” The estimated price comes from Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.
It’s worth noting that the cost will be around that area if you are starting from zero, meaning you have no computer whatsoever. If you already have a computer, your cost will most certainly vary depending on what you have and what you need.
The CEO said that eventually he will want to bring down the price below $1000, so that users with nothing to start can spend only within $1000 and get started with the next generation of gaming.
If you aren’t aware, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that transforms the way you play, interact, and experience games. If you put it on, you’re not looking at a traditional monitor or screen. Instead, you’re teleported into a world that feels real, something most people have never experienced before.
It’s important to remember that the $1500 price point mentioned by Oculus CEO is including the headset. So the actual cost of the gaming PC you’ll have to build will be around $1200, with the Rift costing about $300. It’s all still a guess at this point, however. We will still have to wait until the official price is announced by Oculus for the headset.
Are you curious about playing on Oculus Rift? Will you be building a rig compatible with Oculus Rift? Let us know in the comments why and why not.