The consumer version of the Oculus Rift has been pegged for next year, but for now the price of the headset still remains a mystery. Earlier this year it was revealed that it would cost $1,500 all-in meaning that this is the price Oculus expects will set customers back for the headset and a PC capable of running the device.
However this still leaves the question of how much does the actual device cost? After all some users out there probably have pretty capable PCs that can handle the Oculus Rift and won’t need a new setup to do so. While the price still remains unknown, a report from Road to VR has confirmed that it will cost more than $350.
This is according to a recent interview they did with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in which a question was asked if the headset was still being targeted at around $350. According to Luckey, “You know, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you. We’re roughly in that ballpark… but it’s going to cost more than that. And the reason for that is that we’ve added a lot of technology to this thing beyond what existed in the DK1 and DK2 days.”
Luckey goes on to add, “I can’t tell you that it’s going to be $350, and I would say I think people are going to be happy with what they get for the price because I really do think it’s going to be that best VR headset you can buy.” So if you were considering the Oculus Rift, perhaps it’s time to start saving!