Back at its 2015 Oculus Connect developer conference in September virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR introduced the Oculus Ready PC Programme. This concept essentially consists of a line of PC rigs from a range of manufacturers that include a simple label to let consumers know that the given machine meets or beats the company’s recommended specification for running the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). What Oculus VR didn’t mention is that these PCs might include huge discount vouchers for the Oculus Rift too.
That is according to Tom’s Hardware, which recently took a look at two of Asus’s upcoming Oculus Ready PCs, the G11CB and the G20CB, which will be re-released with the branding. According to the site, company reps explained that they are even planning to package the machines with a discount voucher for the Oculus Rift itself. In fact the voucher is reportedly looking to be worth $100 USD, making it a significant saving off of a device that is known to cost at least $350 at this point in time.
Outside of that estimate and a Q1 launch window, the final release date and price for the Oculus Rift are yet to be revealed, although the latter at least will be announced when pre-orders for the device go live later this year.
VRFocus will continue to follow both the Oculus Rift and Oculus Ready PCs, reporting back with the latest updates on them.