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A virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift won’t be available for Mac

The creators of virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift suspends development of software for the Mac before the start of sales of the device. The company has decided to shift all the attention to the PC platform.

Chief software architect at Oculus VR Atman Binstock announced in his blog the minimum system requirements for Rift helmet. As a supported operating system announced Windows 7 SP 1 and above.

“Our development for OS X and Linux is paused. Before the launch, we decided to focus on the delivery of the most incredible experiences from the interaction with virtual reality hardware and software as well as content for Windows. We will return to developing for OS X and Linux, but not in the near future,” wrote Winston.

Most likely, the Oculus Rift will not work to connect to a MacBook and installed via BootCamp “Windows”. The fact that the device requires two ports USB 3.0, video output HDMI 1.3. Other minimum requirements include: graphics NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 or above, Intel processor i5-4590 or higher and at least 8 GB of RAM.

Previously, the manufacturer announced that a custom version of the virtual reality helmet will be on sale no later than the first quarter of 2016. Pre-order will be issued in 2015. how Much will the device is still unknown.

The first version of Oculus Rift was presented in 2012. The first two and a half million dollars for the device gathered on Kickstarter. Since then, has sold nearly 100,000 kits, but the date of delivery of the production version of the company were not called.

In 2014, Oculus VR was bought by Facebook for $ 2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg thinks that virtual reality is the future. Helmet will be supported in Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and other games.

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