Valve & Oculus are partnering together to deliver the ultimate VR experience in 2015, according to a developer who attended Steam DevDays.
Soon Next year VR gaming greatness imaging this on Steam machine damn :)
That''ll be a £2000 plus Steam machine no less, Entry level will be left in tears.
You can use a PC. Steam Machines are PCs running Steam OS.
The Rift is going to cost around $250-300 when it launches and works on pretty much any PC.
Is that price confirmed?
Not confirmed, it's what they've said they're aiming for though. I'll be surprised if they achieve it what with all the tech upgrades they keep giving it, but it's still good to know we're not looking at the kind of prices 4k TVs launched at....
@johnnytower: it's not confirmed, but they have to try and keep it low if they want it to spread as a mass phenomenon. I don't see it being more than $300/€, which is already quite a lot, mind you. But if the final version is really as mind blowing as they say, people will pay.
WRONG! Less then 300$
Steam machine will be my 1st gaming pc.
Build a gaming pc, lad. You will get better specs for cheap. And you can get unlimited options for cases nowadays. Make your pc look like a receiver, or UFO, or even an oven. I would look for pc options before Steambox.
Im looking at Pc gaming but the though of building one is daunting to me. Im a console gamer all my life and love the idea of plug and play easy gaming. Steam machines might provide that I hope.
I've built a couple PC and they're not really that hard to make pretty much everything can only plug into one place and there's only like 5 or six parts you really need. Motherboard, power supply, processor, Ram, HDD,video card, case, and I would replace the stock cooling fan for the processor, and thats pretty much it. Definitely not as hard as it seems. The first one I built took me a few hours because I was being slow and careful. The second one I built took like 45 minutes.
Build a PC. Cheaper and more options.
I agree. I don't really see the point of a "Steam Machine", honestly.
you dont see the point in steam boxes but this site use to be flooded with comments like this. a lot of gamers dont want to build pcs. even if you tell them how easy ad cheap it is they still rather someone else do it for them. i had countless friends ask me to build them a pc, no matter what i tell them they still just want someone else to do the work. thats the market steam is going after which i dont see how people cant grasp around this concept. the $500 steam boxes seem like a good deal seeing how i would pay over $100 for the nice small cases they be in. you not seeing the point is kinda turning new gamers that want to get into pc gaming. this small step can grow into them building their own rig one they. im not trying to single yall out or make it seem like im coming at yall, just saying this could be good for pc gaming.
Looking forward to VR gaming, that's true next gen gaming IMO,
If VR works well and is affordable it would be amazing.
Excellent news! I hope that the final version comes out as soon as possible.
I have the Rift Dev Kit and even what it is like at the moment it is amazing. The Rift + SteamBox will make it a massive contender against the current consoles.
VR gaming is not the future. There are so many show stoppers. Not to mention that video with the man running with socks on inside a baby cage...It doesn`t get more ridiculous. Oh, at least some fattys may get some exercise.
VR gaming is definitely a big part of the future of gaming. I've actually used the first dev Rift and all I can say is I strongly disagree with you and simply think you are wrong. You'll see soon enough.
Good luck with it. I`m sure you`ll have a blast since you`re so hyped...
If Sony don't leap at the Rift like a fat guy at a buffet table they are going to pay the price.
According to rumors, they are developing their own solution.
They would really have to since the resolution and fps have to be high and stay that way. Both consoles could do it but its right at the edge of their capabilities so it would be limited to very few games. They would have to produce something that takes those problems into account.
Seriously, as close as 5 years away, VR tech and peripherals will become common (and affordable) electronics. I can even see the next iterations (if not the current gen ones) of the Xbox and PlayStation using this technology extensively for gaming. Imagine playing a graphically amazing VR Fatal Frame game. You will never look at VR technology the same way again. :)
Damn, horror games already scare me in 2D :/
if console gamers dont want to pay $500 for a powerful console why would you think they would buy a new console plus something like this
Damn a whole year
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.