ouch. a bit steep.
Seems like $500 is set too high. I think $200-$300 would be better (though perhaps not possible).
Either way... I'm saving up for and buying an Oculus Rift.
im pretty sure they will go down in price due to mass production but that is a bit much for a lotttttt of gamers specially the ones that only game about one or twice a week or don't understand the tech. i wont but it now but i will as soon as it becomes set in stone that it will change the transition of video games.
Hmmm.. Very interesting... I might have to get the combo. I'd like to be able to try it out first though... And i'd have to convince the wife to let me set this thing up somewhere lol
Well I have to say $500 is a lot but then in reality it isn't at all. It's the price of a mid to high PC monitor, which it takes the place of and does a lot more than just a standard monitor. Compared to other decide in it's range (I mean look how little Google Glass and and then look at the price.
The biggest issue I have with jumping on board is not knowing if my laptop will be able to handle gaming on it. The 2nd is I would also want the Omni, further raising the price....
But you better believe I'm buying one of these and it wi be before I buy either of the new gen consoles.
We all read the same article right? A third party is selling a package. There are three items (the treadmill, the rift, and the content). Since we know content is not free, we can be pretty sure that the cost of the rift will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1000 - x - y, where x is the cost of the virtuix, and y is the cost of the content. So unless there is a company who has hired a ceo to make content valued at one dollar, the guy who write this article, and the people who believe his price estimate are... not thinking. The approximate price of the rift has been circulating for over a year now. $300.
MM, I think our headline is pretty clear. It says 'Headset" ... $499 for the headset. The rest of the package is of course a variable or multiple variables.
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I definitely want one. I don't buy many items for their full launch MSRP, but the rift might just be worth it, my only reservation is will they have a killer app that will keep you using it, or will content slowly trickle out and be better off buying the next version when its more established. 500 is pretty steep for a "only pull it out to show your friends type of toy". Of course it may be different if movies are way more enjoyable with it and you would use it a lot...I just need see for myself haha. Can't wait till demos are in stores (hopefully).
Just had to register to say this:
The story you are referencing is COMPLETELY bogus. No truth in it. The Rift will NOT be releasing this summer, and will for sure be cheaper than $500. It is completely (wrong) speculation. This has been confirmed on the Oculus Rift's forums by Oculus staff.
If you people could stop posting "articles" ripped from a story that was confirmed bonus minutes after it was posted, that would be great.
bmoose and BradLawrence--It's not completely bogus. It's speculation and rumor, yes (which we're clear about), but it's entirely possible that this company accidentally revealed info that it wasn't supposed to. Loose lips at trade shows is a common occurrence.
And Oculus' protestations don't mean much until they get around to revealing the exact details of pricing and release dates themselves.
I'm with you on this one, considering I just dropped over 500 on a video card. No this isn't a budget item, but for a real functioning VR device, I think that's fair.
I think BF4 would be amazing, or pretty much any FPS on this!
I haven't followed this real super close, but running this on laptop might be asking a bit much. Any idea what they were they using at CES Dave ?
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