occulus-vr-dk2-001We know that there are plenty of gamers out there who probably can’t wait to get their hands on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but unfortunately it seems that the wearable is still in its early stages and while it is being sold to developers who are interested in seeing its potential, it’s not quite ready for primetime yet.

However the question remains, if it were to be released, how much will it cost? Well if you’re a little tight on cash at the moment, perhaps it’s time to start saving. Speaking to the folks at Eurogamer, Oculus VR’s co-founder, Nate Mitchell, revealed that he expects the headset to retail anywhere between $200 to $400.

Naturally we are hoping it will lean more towards the $200 side of things, but given that the device has yet to be produced and released en masse, we guess anything could happen from now and then that could lead to its price being increased or decreased. However according to Mitchell, “That could slide in either direction depending on scale, preorders, the components we end up using, [or] business negotiations.”

Oculus Rift’s creator, Palmer Luckey later added, “Whatever it is, it’s going to be as cheap as possible.” Unfortunately an exact release date of the Oculus Rift has yet to be determined, but here’s hoping that it will be sooner rather than later. In the meantime there are plenty of alternatives out there, such as Project Morpheus from Sony, the Vortex VR, and Samsung’s recently announced Gear VR.

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