The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is a pretty cool device and while not all games are supported by the device, we can imagine how the headset will be able to take regular games, and even old ones, and change the experience the gamer gets when they play it. However with it being priced at $300, it is not exactly the cheapest gaming peripheral available, which would make many gamers think twice before putting down money for it. However it seems that Oculus Rift’s CEO, Brendan Iribe, thinks that they could get the price of the headset down, and potentially even make it available for free!
Speaking to Edge, Iribe was quoted as saying, “let’s say there was some game you played in VR that everybody loved and everybody played and we made $100 a month – or even $10 a month – at some point the hardware’s cheap enough and we’re making enough that we could be giving away the headset.” Iribe also goes on to list alternatives in which the headset could either be sold cheaper, or even given away for free, such as by bundling it with computers, or through a subscription service to a particular software. It sounds like an interesting idea although we have to wonder if playing games in VR is a priority of the majority at the moment. What say you?
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