In an interview, Max Plank, technical director of the Oculus Story Studio, reveals data about the commercial version of the Rift, as well as the PC that, according to him, would be needed to move it. Palmer Luckey has immediately corrected this information.
The interview was published yesterday on UploadVR, and in it Max Plank talks about the Oculus Story Studio, but also lets slip some details of the commercial version of the Rift. He states that the month of May will be a key date, pointing to a possible launch or presentation of the CV1 and at a price that would be around 300 or 400 dollars. He also talks about an internal prototype with a resolution higher than Crescent Bay and a new technology for tracking (we understand that he could be talking about the external camera). Such a prototype would be connected to a $10,000 PC.
A few hours later, Palmer Luckey intervened in the Reddit thread where this interview was being discussed to clear doubts, stating that Max is new and does not know a lot of things, since he is not directly related to the development of the Rift and is not an expert in the technologies associated with it, such as tracking or low persistence. According to Palmer, all the equipment they use at Oculus to show the Rift (including internal prototypes) are high-end PCs with a GTX 980, equipment that is around $2,000. It also confirms that May is not a special month for the Rift and that they do not have the prices of the CV1 fixed.
In any case, there is a Spanish proverb which says that when the river sounds, water carries, and it is not unreasonable to think that Oculus may be planning any date this year to present and/or reserve the CV1, either in its final version, or even throwing a species of Innovators Edition, similar to what has made Samsung Gear VR. Soon a year will have passed since the presentation of the DK2, and the developers want to have a version closer to the final hardware, so if there is finally no DK3, it is possible that Oculus will launch a pre-final version, with the same specifications and functionalities but perhaps in limited edition, available only from its website. What do you think?