So we know how much the Oculus Rift will cost, or at least roughly. The company stated that a brand new rig that would support the headset and the cost of the headset should total to about $1,500. This is not cheap and we’re sure some are wondering how the competition will be priced, namely Sony’s Project Morpheus.
Well as it turns out, Sony has no idea on how much the headset will cost either. Speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry, Sony’s PlayStation Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida stated that it’s still a bit too early to determine the price of the headset for now. Yoshida states that since they are planning the headset for a launch in the first half of 2016, it’s too early to start talking about pricing.
According to Yoshida, “We are talking about launching next year so typically we don’t talk about pricing one year ahead of time. I think we announced the price of PS4 at E3 the year of the launch so that’s five months before the launch. So it’s too early.” He also denies that this is a tactic by Sony to undercut Oculus when the standalone price of the headset from the Facebook-owned company is announced.
“It’s not like we are waiting for Oculus to announce their price. We still have work to do to know exactly the cost of goods and so on.” In any case we suppose that the price of the Oculus Rift will no doubt factor into Sony’s own equations, but what that final number will be remains to be seen. In the meantime, how much would you be willing to pay for it?