Buying an Oculus Rift headset with a new Windows PC will cost $1,500

While Oculus VR is still not talking about how much the consumer version of the Oculus Rift) virtual reality headset will cost just by itself, its CEO Brendan Iribe has confirmed that the headset could be bundled with a new Windows PC for about $1,500.

Iribe made that comment during a session at the Code Conference on Wednesday. Re/code reports:

"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you're going to buy the Rift … at most you should be in that $1,500 range," Iribe said onstage at Re/code's annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Over time, he'd like to see that cost come down to under $1,000.

Oculus VR previously revealed that it will take a Windows-based PC with some high-end hardware to run apps designed for the Oculus Rift at a recommended performance rate. The consumer version of the headset is scheduled to launch sometime in the first quarter of 2016.

Source: Re/code

John Callaham