Back in December Frontier Developments halted new development of the Oculus Rift DK2 until Oculus release their 1.0 release. Frontier then added support for the upcoming HTC Vive. Although we all assumed Frontier would support Oculus we are still a little relieved to see the final announcement that Elite Dangerous will have Oculus support from Day 1 on March 28.
For those who do not know what Elite Dangerous is all about. Elite Dangerous is a AAA game that combines the open-world depth of an MMO with a player-driven narrative and realistic combat simulation. Set in a futuristic, cut-throat version of our own galaxy, Elite Dangerous starts things off with your own starship and just a few credits – from there, it’s up to you to become a superpower amongst the galaxy’s elite.
Although Oculus have released their official recommended PC specification of an Intel i5-4590, GTX 970 and 8GB Memory.
The official Elite Dangerous VR Specification if a little higher:
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 980 with 4GB or better
- Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Space travel is not cheap, not even in VR.