While the hardware specs for Windows have published, the Facebook-owned company offered little in the way of hope for for VR fans hoping to stick with their preferred operating systems.
In a blog post Oculus’ Chief Architect Atman Binstock said there’s no current timeline for development to continue for OS X and Linux as the firm places all of its stock into strong Windows launch.
He wrote: ”Our development for OS X and Linux has been paused in order to focus on delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software, and content on Windows.
Earlier on Friday we brought word explaining the following recommended set up for the full Rift experience:
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or better
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
- 8GB+ RAM
- HDMI 1.3 video output
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
While this may be within the reach of those already rocking gaming PCs, buying an Oculus Rift in early 2016 will require a Windows based upgrade for many hoping to jump into the new virtual world.
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We estimate the components required to build such a rig will cost around £550/$700 on top of the cost of the Rift itself, so you’d better get saving now.