Several developers and industry people react to the tech’s high price point.
The VR headset Oculus Rift will cost you a whopping $599 if you plan to buy one this April. The headset will ship with a sensor, a remote and an Xbox One controller. It’s expected that early adopters will be pre-ordering as soon as they can but the same cannot be said for everyone.
Several people from the games industry have reacted to the price point of Oculus Rift. You can check them out below. Personally speaking, this isn’t a good price point for the tech. The headset will probably fly off the shelves on launch but most people will wait for a price drop. I mean the tech is almost double the price of the PS4 and requires a fairly decent PC configuration to run games.
But what are your thoughts on the price tag? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned for more information on Oculus Rift.
Raphael van Lierop from Hinterland studios:
$850 CAD for the Oculus Rift? Sorry, no thanks.— Raphael van Lierop (@RaphLife) January 6, 2016
Melvin Kwan, Junior code designer at Artcode Interactive:
@RaphLife And that might be the best price for a while cause supposedly the dollar is going to drop more this year.— Melvin Kwan (@protomelvin) January 6, 2016
Zoe Flower, Designer Director, Hellbent Games:
@RaphLife That is insanity!— Zoe Flower (@ZoeFlower) January 6, 2016
VOLUME IS OUT NOW IN AMERICA!! WOO HOO! (at 3% of the cost of an Oculus Rift) pic.twitter.com/J3UVRM7D7Q— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) January 6, 2016
Robert Boyd, Zeboyd Games:
Oculus Rift is $599, requires a powerful PC, and will make some people motion sick. 3DOculus Rift seems like a more fitting name.— Robert Boyd (@werezompire) January 6, 2016
@hooks06 Problem is if a platform doesn't reach mainstream success, it's hard for developers to justify making games for it.— Robert Boyd (@werezompire) January 6, 2016
The Oculus Rift is $600, but you can look at a realistic stack of dollars in VR to feel better after buying it.— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) January 6, 2016
Margaret Krohn, NCSoft: