Oculus Rift and a VR-prepared PC will value $1,500, CEO says
The Oculus Rift is ready to soften your perceived actuality in early 2016 — in case you have the right PC. If not, a brand new, Rift-prepared PC plus the headset itself ought to value round $1,500, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe stated at the moment on the Re/code convention. “We’re taking a look at an all-in worth, if it’s a must to exit and truly want to purchase a brand new pc and you are going to purchase the Rift… at most you ought to be in that $1,500 vary,” he stated (by way of Re/code). He did not present a standalone worth for the Rift, however Oculus has already divulged its advisable PC specs they usually’re pretty hefty.
Oculus Chief Architect Atman Binstock stated earlier in Might that these specs will apply to the lifespan of the Rift and that the worth of such a strong rig ought to drop over time. Iribe echoed that concept at this time, noting that he’d wish to see the whole worth dip under $1,000. Earlier Rift improvement kits — that is simply the headset, no PC — have been priced round $350.
Now we now have two ballpark figures for the Oculus Rift: A obscure “Q1 2016″ launch window and an much more nebulous “$1,500 or cheaper” worth level. Someday we’ll get a straight reply out of you, Oculus. At some point.