Oculus VR unveils the "Oculus Ready PC" program

Oculus Connect 2

Speaking at Oculus Connect 2, Oculus VP of product development Nate Mitchell said that the recommended system requirements for the Oculus Rift of an Intel i5-4590 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX-970 or AMD 290 video card are set to ensure that "everything just works." Taking that goal even further, he also unveiled the new "Oculus Ready" PC Program.

Oculus Ready is a partnership with manufacturers including Asus, Dell, and Alienware, which will guarantee a simple, plug-in-and-go VR experience on PCs carrying the logo. All the PCs in the program are built on Intel and Nvidia hardware, and pricing will begin at under $1000. More Oculus Ready partners will be announced in the future.

The Oculus Connect 2 conference is underway now. Catch it on Twitch.

Oculus Ready

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.