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Oculus Rift Launch Thread: Ballpark 2016

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Compsiox

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Shipping/Release Date: March 28th (Order now: July)
Cost: $599/£499/€699/AUS$649/NZ$699/CDN$849/¥83800(Japan)/KOR$649(South Korea)
Platform: Oculus Home
Software Download Page: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/setup/
Oculus Touch Release(motion controllers): Late 2016





Contents:
  • Oculus Rift Headset with built-in headphones and mic
  • Sensor
  • An Xbox One controller
  • Oculus Remote
  • FREE copy of Lucky's Tale and Eve Valkyrie



  • Display: OLED
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1200
  • Refresh Rate: 90Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Tracking area: 5 x 11 feet (single sensor)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, 360-degree positional tracking
  • Connections: HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0

Check if your PC is ready with the Specifications Checker:(instant download)
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  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • CPU/Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports: 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer



All of these games will be on Oculus Home on Launch (Morning Pacific Time):
(Trailers at links)

Join the growing community of Rift users from around the world. Play cooperatively or test your competitive edge across all sorts of virtual reality games and experiences and discover new friends along the way.
This is the Oculus Rift equivalent to Steam where you'll be buying and downloading all of your games (although nonexclusive games may be available through Steam.

Inside the headset:



Outside the headset (Monitor View):



LAUNCH REVIEWS:
UploadVR
The Verge 8/10
IGN
Gizmodo
Polygon 8.5/10
Engadget 84/100
Gamespot
PC World 4/5
Wall Street Journal
RoadToVR
Wired 9/10
CNet
EuroGamer
Tom's Hardware
Rock Paper Shotgun
ArsTechnica
Tom's Guide 8/10
Angry Joe Show 7/10

PRE NDA REVIEWS:
CNET: http://www.cnet.com/news/oculus-rift-vr-games-a-hands-on-guide/
Techradar: http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/gaming/gaming-accessories/oculus-rift-1123963/review
Polygon: http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/16/11243244/oculus-rift-launch-games-oculus-touch-impressions
The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/16/11243944/oculus-rift-vr-gdc-2016-launch-games-hands-on
Giz Mag: http://www.gizmag.com/oculus-rift-launch-games-review-hands-on/42303/
Tested: http://www.tested.com/tech/gaming/565921-hands-oculus-rifts-vr-launch-lineup/
Road to VR: http://www.roadtovr.com/hands-on-oculus-touch-2016-prototype-brings-refinements-to-an-already-elegant-design/
Gameinformer: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2016/03/16/hands-on-with-seven-oculus-rift-launch-games-and-four-coming-later.aspx

More coming soon...

Q: Does DK2 work with Oculus Home?
A: It does but it isn't completely supported by Oculus and you are encouraged to use it with caution.

Q: Do other headsets work with Oculus Home?
A: Not at launch but is seemingly planned for future

Q: Can Rift exclusives be played with other headsets?
A: No, a work around may be possible in the future

Q: Does the Oculus Rift Support Room scale?
A: Yes/kinda but along with the Oculus Touch it won't be in use until late 2016

Q: When is my Rift arriving bruh???
A: No one freaking knows right now! Calm down mang!

GET READY FOR YOUR NEW LIFE ;)
 

UnrealEck

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Eve Valkyrie is only free for pre-orders I think. You'll have to buy it full price soon.
Lucky's Tale is free with the Rift for the foreseeable future though.
 

Compsiox

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Thanks guys!!! I hope you all enjoy the launch. I'm going to bed now. I pray we all wake up to our tracking numbers .
 

cyberheater

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I'm very much looking forward to folks impressions. Great OP by the way.
 

grandwizard

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Wow, it's finally here. Should be getting mine today or tomorrow and I'm excited to try it out even though I know my older PC will probably not be good enough for most stuff.
 

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Man if I wasn't getting laid off in 2 weeks this thread would probably be enough to make me to just buy one right now. PSVR is just so far away...
 

Mechazawa

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Let me live vicariously through you people who bought an Oculus Rift.

Feed me your impressions.

Feed.

Me.
 

Kevin

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Back in 2005/2006 I talked about the coming VR revolution and nobody believed I knew what I was talking about. VR has been a huge passion of mine and I am glad to see a dream of mine realized.

Let us gaze into the future of entertainment and finally live our greatest dreams and our greatest mightmares!
 

Compsiox

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Back in 2005/2006 I talked about the coming VR revolution and nobody believed I knew what I was talking about. VR has been a huge passion of mine and I am glad to see a dream of mine realized.

Let us gaze into the future of entertainment and finally live our greatest dreams and our greatest mightmares!
You are...THE PROPHET
 

Iced_Eagle

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FYI, KS backers should start receiving them tomorrow. Normal pre orders don't ship until Wednesday and should be getting to homes this week (I'm betting Friday for most).

Thats from Palmer on Twitter shortly ago. If plans change he will let us know.
 

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Cool OT, but the header images are a bit rough with the superior dark theme.

I was this close to backing the Kickstarter at a headset tier, but ended up just putting a few dollars in to get updates from them. So many regrets!
NDA ends sometime in the morning Pacific Time
Giant Bomb is doing a stream starting at 7AM Pacific Time, I'd expect all embargoes to drop at that time.
 

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Man, I'm so excited. I really wish they kinda stated that March 28th was the shipping date and not the launch date, it's been an unbearable weekend waiting for shipping info and then finally being told at the 11th hour that shipping for preorders will be Wednesday. Too bad I can't just head over to the Oculus HQ after work and just pick one up.

Anyways, bring on the Rift! Also, where are you guys selling your DK2s? I'm thinking of selling mine since I doubt I'll ever use it after my CV1 shows up later this week.
 

Compsiox

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Cool OT, but the header images are a bit rough with the superior dark theme.

I was this close to backing the Kickstarter at a headset tier, but ended up just putting a few dollars in to get updates from them. So many regrets!

Giant Bomb is doing a stream starting at 7AM Pacific Time, I'd expect all embargoes to drop at that time.
OMG I forgot dark was a thing. So sorry to everyone who uses it. I hope you can all deal with it for now. I gotta go to bed.
 

mrklaw

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Is the Xbox one controller required for some games or can you use an existing 360 controller if you have one already in use?
 

Machina

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Is the Xbox one controller required for some games or can you use an existing 360 controller if you have one already in use?
There isn't really any special connection between the Rift and the controller. It's just included because.....reasons.
 

Iced_Eagle

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Is the Xbox one controller required for some games or can you use an existing 360 controller if you have one already in use?
Both work fine. Technically any XInput device will work.

Since you get the free xbox one controller i dont know why you wouldn't use it. IMO the updated revision made it superior in every way.
 

Alx

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Both work fine. Technically any XInput device will work.

Since you get the free xbox one controller i dont know why you wouldn't use it. IMO the updated revision made it superior in every way.
Don't you need a dongle to use it wireless with a PC though ? It doesn't seem to be included in the box.
Random question : I guess the CV1 is now the best option for Rift developers ? Is there no downside to it for not being a dev kit ?
 

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I think there are a few already released games that will release their VR update for the Rift today, coinciding with the launch.
I imagine there will be though this is the first time Into the Dead has been released on PC.

We are also adding VR support into our game on Steam Early Access, Breakneck http://store.steampowered.com/app/432940/ though we are waiting to get our hands on a Vive to add support for that too, so that update is probably 6-8 weeks away.
 
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