The Oculus Rift recommended specs confirmed this week


On 15th May 2015 Oculus announced it’s recommended specifications for the consumer version of its virtual reality headset (The Oculus Rift). As many know already the Oculus Rift launches during the first quarter of 2016. Pricing has yet to be announced and hopefully it won’t be too expensive. Oculus also announced that a new version of its SDK (0.6.0) is available for developers if you are interested.

Here’s what you need for the full Oculus Rift experience…

  • Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer

More details here…

The goal is for all Rift games and applications to deliver a great experience on this configuration. Ultimately, we believe this will be fundamental to VR’s success, as developers can optimize and tune their game for a known specification, consistently achieving presence and simplifying development.

All of the games and applications for the Rift created by Oculus will provide an incredible experience on this system.

Binstock, Oculus chief architect, wrote a detailed technical post outlining the recommended system specification and the reasoning behind it, along with more Rift details, here: Powering the Rift.

What do you think of the recommended specs for The Oculus Rift ?

Advertisements

Halfway There Event Weekend is here – May 16th & 17th


RFL Halfway - Centre Stage 2015_
RFL Halfway – Centre Stage 2015

Starting at 4pm SLT today marks this year’s Halfway There Event Weekend in Second Life and there many exciting activities happening. The opening party will be held at the center stage from 4pm followed by a full weekend of fun activities including dance parties, tribute events, raising money events and much more.

Check out the event schedule below and please spread the word 🙂

Halfway There Weekend 2015
Halfway There Regions 2015

Saturday 16th May 2015 – SLT

  • 4pm – 5pm           Opening Party                             Centre Stage
  • 5pm – 6pm           The Purple Man Group              Centre Stage
  • 6pm – 7pm            Dance Party                                 Centre Stage
  • 7pm – 9pm            Garth Brooks Tribute Band      Centre Stage

Sunday 17th May 2015 – SLT

  • 6am – 8pm           Team vendor, raffle, random riot & gotcha’s and silent auction – Happening in various locations
  • 10am – 11am        Halfway There Award Presentations! – Centre Stage
  • 11am – 8pm          RFL of SL Team Events
  • 2pm – 3:30pm    Abba Tribute Band
  • 3:30am+               Relay Rap

Location (SLURL)

RFL Halfway - Centre Stage 2015
RFL Halfway – Centre Stage 2015