Virtual reality headsets for the price of a console.
BY: MICHAEL MARTIN
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
The consumer model Oculus Rift could sell for $200-$400 according to Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell.
Mitchell and co-founder Palmer Luckey revealed the potential pricing details in an interview with Eurogamer.
"It’s going to be as cheap as possible,” Luckey said.
The two-year-old company purchased by Facebook a little over a year ago for $2 billion has been hard at work improving the aesthetic and functional design of its consumer headset. Mitchell said there are plans to raise the refresh rate from 75 Hz to 90 Hz or higher and reduce the size and weight of the headset. He also wants to streamline the user experience, referring to the set-up process as “kind of a nightmare”.
Oculus is intent on releasing a polished product at an affordable price. It has sold over 100,000 units of the Oculus Rift between Development Kits 1 and 2 and has beenassisting with development of Samsung’s recently revealed Galaxy Note 4 poweredGear VR.
No release date has been set for the Oculus Rift CD1 or Gear VR.
Sourced Via IGN