Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Oculus Rift Comes with a $600 Price Tag

The Oculus Rift is one of the more well known, first true advances at genuine VR integration with gameplay. I was lucky enough to have a friend that tested one in the early stages, and it was a very interesting, enjoyable experience playing through a few tech demos.

Today, the Internet is in an uproar as the Oculus Rift has an official price tag; $600. [1]

While most were expecting the $400 dollar range, the price alone is a hefty cost for the highly awaited tech. This does include the headset, microphone, controller, and remote. As well as 100 playable titles promised by the end of 2016 including EVE: Valkyrie, Minecraft, and Edge of Nowhere.

The pricey start is reminiscent of initial tech launches such as the first cost of HD or 3D televisions that are now a standard. Could Sony's VR compete with price and functionality? There is a lot up in the air, but those lucky few who can afford the new tech will be giddy come March 28th.

[1] - Oculus - Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Now Open, First Shipments March 28th -

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