looks like they will be releasing it later I’m afraid but that’s probably a good thing as they will be able to iron out the new headset before it gets released properly for the general public
quote > In the weeks ahead, we’ll be revealing the details around hardware, software, input, and many of our unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences coming to the Rift. Next week, we’ll share more of the technical specifications here on the Oculus blog.
quote > Virtual reality is going to transform gaming, film, entertainment, communication, and much more. If you’re interested in building a next-generation VR game or application, everything you need to start developing for the Rift is available at the Oculus Developer Center.
Okay we have more news on the specs and how it works
On the raw rendering costs: a traditional 1080p game at 60Hz requires 124 million shaded pixels per second. In contrast, the Rift runs at 2160×1200 at 90Hz split over dual displays, consuming 233 million pixels per second. At the default eye-target scale, the Rift’s rendering requirements go much higher: around 400 million shaded pixels per second. This means that by raw rendering costs alone, a VR game will require approximately 3x the GPU power of 1080p rendering.
For the full Rift experience, we recommend the following system:
NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output / HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture
2x USB 3.0 ports
Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Showing the oculus in a bit more detail in this video
Main announcement from today 11th of June
Shows how you disconnect the headphones from their headset
Comes with a Microsoft Xbox controller
This information down below is defunct now
Original information from
apparently images yesterday were old versions of the oculus so may differ from what we see on the 11th
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to the Oculus section of reddit shortly after the leak warning that, “This is an old placeholder concept image that we accidentally leaked. Everything in it is ancient, certainly nowhere close to final (as evidenced by the GPU specs and the game named ‘war’). Enjoy checking it out, at this point, but don’t expect everything to carry through to the [Step into the Rift event] on the 11th.”