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Oculus Rift to cost "at least $300"

Oculus Rift to cost at least $300

Oculus Rift to cost

Oculus Rift to cost "at least $300"

 

At the Oculus Connect developer's conference the companies VP Nate Mitchell has announced that the Oculus  Rift to cost "at least $300" which will include the headset and the Xbox One Controller. 

On the topic of pre-orders he stated that the company did not want to take the money of customers too early, likening their pre-order plans to that of Apple saying that they want to announce the product, open it for Pre-order the next week and shipping the product the following week. Nate said that this kind of Pre-order experience was "ideal" for the consumer. 

 

 "there isn't a big reason to take your money too far ahead of the device." He continued: "What I think about all day long is user experience, right? So if I'm going to promise you something and you're going to hand me a significant amount of money or whatever it is—we all know it's going to be at least $300—if you're going to hand me $300 today, I am not going to be excited to tell you: ‘OK, in nine, 10, 12, 11 months, whatever it is, you're going to get something in return.’ The longer you wait, the more you're like, ‘This is obnoxious.’ "

Oculus Rift to cost   

 

Oculus still plans to release the consumer version of the Oculus Rift in Q1 2016, but plans on releasing the Rift's Oculus Touch motion controller later that year in Q2. 

The company has said that they decided to sell the product separately at a later date so that the company could better focus on the release of each product. 

 

Oculus Rift to cost   

The coming months are going to be very interesting for consumer VR as each VR headset comes ever closer to release. The two biggest headset that are coming to consumers in 2016 will be the Oculus Rift and the HTC/Valve Vive. 

One of the biggest hopes for consumer VR is that each headset does not overly fragment the VR market, as the idea of having to own two VR headsets in order to play all VR games is simply too much for most consumers to handle. 

Hopefully HTC's Vive and the Oculus Rift will be very competitively priced and will both offer consumers with a great VR experience, otherwise VR may have a very difficult time getting wide adoption. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Oculus Rift's Price on the OC3D Forums

 

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25-09-2015, 07:56:16

Kushiro
worth another console.Quote

25-09-2015, 08:17:12

jimma47
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Originally Posted by Newbie_NS810 View Post
worth another console.
Anout where i expected. Still keen to give it a go.Quote

25-09-2015, 09:18:32

Kilbane
I can't deny that rift is good, finally got to have a play with one at Dreamhack London, it is impressive. However I think it has a very limited appeal, only a handful of game types work well with it. Saying that, I will still buy one, or maybe the HTC Vive for steam. Hopefully get a chance to give the other options a go this weekend at EGX.Quote

25-09-2015, 11:45:56

RickPlaysWarr
Hows it going to work for someone in there 50's like myself that need glasses to see up close. Without glasses I cant even read or see my phone. 300ish seems like a lot of money for something that might not even work at all for me. The idea is cool though.

--Rick--Quote

25-09-2015, 11:55:52

Kilbane
I'm pretty darn short sighted, it actually worked well for me, but then the screens are merely inches from your eyes. On consumer models there should be diopter adjustment to compensate for vision correction.Quote
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