KJ: It was announced today that the Oculus Rift will debut at $599, and hit the streets in March of 2016. Hopefully developers will figure out a way to make this well-worth the pricing. It would be a shame to think twice about making a massive purchase, especially when it’s already sitting in your home.
T-42: This is a such a specific tool. It’s like buying a keyboard or a new joystick. It isn’t for everyday use.
Dev kits were only $300 bucks, then the finished product is twice as much. Keep the controller, that’s 50-60 bucks right there. Then, take away the games and the price tag drops. So I guess 600 dollars would make sense for what you’re getting with it. I guess. Personally as bad as the dev kit 1 was, I still had lots of fun with it. I could build a low-end rig with that money. Or, just super upgrade what I have. Better yet, pay half my rent!
This is for a screen that I strap to my face! I already have three 27″ monitors I can play in surround with and I could just pick up a head tracker for a lot cheaper. Just saying. Weekly Question: Is the Oculus Rift Priced Fairly?