Each bundle includes a so-called “Oculus-Ready PC,” which is designed to take the high graphical output of the company’s flagship VR device. In particular, that means an Nvidia 900 series GPU designed to take the heavy output that VR requires and other key performance bumps.
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Additionally, the bundle will include everything that comes with an Oculus Rift pre-order: the device as well as a sensor, a remote, an Xbox One controller and two games, ”EVE: Valkyrie‘, and ‘Lucky’s Tale‘
The bundles will start at $1,499 and be available for pre-order at Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store. If you’ve already pre-orderd the Rift and would like a computer, Oculus will offer discounts towards the purchase of a PC in select countries.
All in all, it’s about as close to a plug-and-play solution intrepid VR fans will get this year, albeit with a fairly expensive price tag. But the beauty of a PC is that you can do a lot more with it than melt your eyeballs in a VR headset, so there is real value.