Oculus Rift Will be “As Cheap as Possible” for Consumers
Oculus co-founder and creator both also comment on Sony’s Project Morpheus.
After teaming up with Samsung to launch a consumer version of Oculus using the Galaxy Note 4, Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell revealed that the default model for Oculus Rift will cost between $200 to $400. It’s not set in stone for the time being.
In conversation with Eurogamer, Mitchell said, “That could slide in either direction depending on scale, preorders, the components we end up using, [or] business negotiations.”
Creator Palmer Luckey further added that, “Whatever it is, it’s going to be as cheap as possible.”
The two also offered their take on Sony’s own VR headset, Project Morpheus. Mitchell said that Morpheus was only a “tech demonstration” and that “There have been lots of things Sony’s shown – they even showed AR glasses a few years ago at CES that were never made into anything.
“So even if they do decide to make it into a real product that ships, it’s on PlayStation 4; we are not on PlayStation 4 so it doesn’t really change our strategy or what we’re making.”
However, both Mitchell and Luckey admit that more competition for Rift would be welcome. Your thoughts? Let us know below.