Has Oculus accidentally revealed the Rift two days ahead of launch?
Palmer Lucky had responded to the images: This is an old placeholder concept image that we accidentally leaked. Everything in it is ancient, certainly nowhere close to final. Enjoy checking it out, at this point, but don’t expect everything to carry through to the stream on the 11th. Palmer Luckey also reacted on the same day to the Reddit community, confirming that it was an official Oculus concept.
Oculus updated its website on 9 June, offering viewers a countdown timer to a special live event on 11 June at 10am (7 pm European time). But hidden beneath the timer, and accessible by examining the source code of the website, were a series of images. These appeared to be the latest version of Oculus’ Rift headset! The thing that makes his story assumable are the system specs. Oculus Recently announced that the Oculus Rift needs at least a NVIDIA GTX 970 or ATI RADEON 290X. In the leaked images we see that the recommended specs are a NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB. So this may look a bit like where they are heading, but proberbly isn’t a final product.
In the twelve images we see a 360 degree view of the headset, revealing an audio-integrated head strap and a sleek and ergonomic black and green design. A caption reveals that the box contains a “Rift headset, the Rift tracker, the SID (simple input device), a gamepad and cables”. The tracker is The tracker isn’t a camera anymore but it’s build in a standard with a base and a big tube on top.
In 20 hours we probably know how the consumer rift will look like!