Oculus, the creator of the revolutionary Rift virtual reality headgear, mentioned that there trying to work out subsidizing deals to get the price point down to free. The goal is to get the Oculus Rift into into every gamer’s hands thereby finally locking in this cycle of the Virtual Reality Revolution.
I, for one, welcome our Oculus Overlords!
Here’s what Joystiq and Kotaku have to say about it:
Oculus dreams of offering a free, subsidized Rift
The Oculus Rift being offered as a free product is just one “fantasy idea” posited by Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. “We have all kinds of fantasy ideas,” Iribe told Edge at last week’s Develop conference in Brighton. Though the company is set on a $300 price for the virtual-reality headset at the moment, there is “potential that it could get much less expensive with a few different relationships and strategies.”
Iribe also said, “You can imagine if Microsoft and Sony can go out and subsidize consoles because there’s enough money to be made on software and other areas, then there’s the potential that this, in partnership, could get subsidized.”
One Day, The Oculus Rift Headset Might Be Free
It’s difficult to watch the endless Oculus Rift videos without a tinge of envy–it’s not an experience most of us can have yet. Once it releases, the developers are aiming for a $300 pricepoint–which also makes the headset inaccessible to many people. That may not always be the case according to Edge.
Speaking to the developers of the virtual reality headset, Edge discovered that the developers would love to one day just give the headset away for free.
$300 is already a good price for this hardware, do you think they can get it down lower? Will you get one?
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