PC is the platform of focus for the Oculus Rift, as the virtual reality headset company has opted to put development for Linux and OS X platforms on hold for the time being.
"Our development for OS X and Linux has been paused in order to focus on delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience at launch across hardware, software, and content on Windows," Oculus Chief Architect Atman Binstock said in a post on the Oculus blog. "We want to get back to development for OS X and Linux but we don’t have a timeline."
Oculus just recently revealed the required specs to run its VR headset. They are as follows:
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- 8GB+ RAM
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture
If you're looking to take advantage of Oculus VR when it launches next year, be sure to check out our handy Oculus PC Building Guide.