Oculus Rift Price Discussed

Re/code spoke with Brendan Iribe at Code Conference 2015 where the Oculus CEO discussed the eventual price point for Oculus Rift VR units, which are expected to launch early next year. He does not specify how much the individual headsets will cost, but says that around $1,500.00 will get you a Rift along with a computer capable of powering it. He says that over time they would like to see that come down to around $1,000.00. Thanks Gamasutra.
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May 30, 2015, 01:03
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May 30, 2015, 01:03
 
Sepharo wrote on May 28, 2015, 13:40:
Creston wrote on May 28, 2015, 13:13:
around $1,500.00 will get you a Rift along with a computer capable of powering it

That's about the same level of bullshit vagueness that we get out of publishers when they crow that "4.5 billion zombies have been vanquished online!" rather than just saying they only sold 50K copies.

Also, when did Brendan Iribe become CEO? What happened to the other guy? (Lucky Palmer, IIRC?)

Palmer Luckey was never the CEO. He's the founder and inventor and still works in a technical capacity. Iribe was the CEO even before Facebook buyout and had put "a few hundred thousand" into the Kickstarter.

Ah, okay. Thanks, Seph
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May 28, 2015, 22:41
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May 28, 2015, 22:41
 
With the Vive on the market offering a competitive option, I'd doubt we'll see Oculus do something that daft.
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May 28, 2015, 21:57
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May 28, 2015, 21:57
 
nin wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:57:
Subsidized cost via forced advertising. This is facebook, after all.



Yup. If it requires a login at any time, I see ads pushed through each time it connects.
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May 28, 2015, 18:36
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May 28, 2015, 18:36
 
Wetworks24 wrote on May 28, 2015, 18:15:
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:48:
Nope. Yet more reason the Vive will slaughter this piece of shit in its sleep.

I have a feeling the Vive will be priced around $500-$800 if you include the room sensors and input devices.

Im guessing closer to the 1 grand range than not,possibly more. they did say it would be reassuringly expensive... well what he did say was - Starting with the premium experience, even if it has a slightly higher price point, is the right thing to do from a strategic point of view
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May 28, 2015, 18:15
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May 28, 2015, 18:15
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:48:
Nope. Yet more reason the Vive will slaughter this piece of shit in its sleep.

I have a feeling the Vive will be priced around $500-$800 if you include the room sensors and input devices.
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May 28, 2015, 17:43
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May 28, 2015, 17:43
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Give me a break. All these whiners will still be mashing F5 on the pre-order like everyone else. Ha!
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May 28, 2015, 16:34
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May 28, 2015, 16:34
 
nin wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:57:
Subsidized cost via forced advertising. This is facebook, after all.



I joked as much here last year in the thread announcing $200-400: $200 with ads, $400 without. Hopefully, competition from Vive, Morpheus, etc. crushes any nascent ideas.
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May 28, 2015, 15:18
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May 28, 2015, 15:18
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 28, 2015, 15:09:
I made that mistake in the past and paid dearly for it.. and for the minor expense of getting a mid-grade PSU, it is a lot more comforting knowing that I have a stable and reliable power supply in my rig.

Mid-grade, sounds about right, but what is that and those can still be found cheap. Yes there are really cheap PSU's but those may have the watts, probably not, but they won't have the connectors. Today driving a newer GPU, you are probably already into mid-grade by default and those can be found from time to time at $35, most of the time easily found at $50.
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May 28, 2015, 15:16
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May 28, 2015, 15:16
 
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:23:
Cheaper PSUs don't last as along, and have more voltage regulation issues.

I don't necessarily agree with this. The systems I have run 24/7, 3 of 4 do go into sleep mode. But most run months without a reboot as well. To me it seems how clean is the power coming into your psu, and not so much as a sine level, but just spikes in power outages and re-attempts to get power back up. That is where a ups takes care of that issue and does clean the power to the psu, cheap or expensive.

Think perhaps a Bose or Monster Cable thing is going on here.
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May 28, 2015, 15:12
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May 28, 2015, 15:12
 
Xero wrote on May 28, 2015, 12:39:
I bought my PSU for 60 bucks with a 10 dollar mail in rebate at Microcenter. It's 750w that is more than capable of my system as long as I don't go SLI. The PSU itself hasn't had great reviews (Corsair Bronze) but it's been a champ so far so I can't say anything bad about it.

What I've found more important than a better PSU, yes granted you have to have a strong enough one to handle your HW, but those specs have been coming down as GPU and CPU are more efficient. Having a UPS setup to me has finally solved the attack on PSU's when power goes out and tries to restart several times real quick again, harsh on electronics, I've seen cheap and expensive ones fail here. You can also see the draw of your system with a ups under load and as mentioned single PSU well under 500, that said you can get 750's (shopping) in the price range I stated.

A PSU may be more efficient, maybe. It will not give you 1 more FPS. The trick for me today is watts and connectors, rails are nice to and usually can get it all $50 or less.
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May 28, 2015, 15:09
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May 28, 2015, 15:09
 
Xero wrote on May 28, 2015, 12:39:
Deathman29 wrote on May 28, 2015, 12:19:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:55:
Uh I doubt he's talking about including the price of a monitor with a new pc, as most people already have one or hook it up to an existing HDTV.

Also.. $35 PSU? I'm sorry for anyone whom would ever think that is a viable option to put into a machine you're spending $500+ on.

You can easily get a PSU on sale for cheaper than $100. I know I've been looking at ones in the $75 range that's on sale.... normally $120. So yes you can still get good ones for cheap.

Even then only higher end ones will give more power which most systems don't need with a single GPU. Placing two or more GPU's in the system yes I'd look for a higher quality one. Otherwise its fine.

Course this is someone that spend $150... 7 years ago on a 750W Modular PSU that still runs like a tank today and has been through many upgrades but typically only uses a max of 420W full system load now thanks to upgrades, SSD, more efficient CPU's.

I bought my PSU for 60 bucks with a 10 dollar mail in rebate at Microcenter. It's 750w that is more than capable of my system as long as I don't go SLI. The PSU itself hasn't had great reviews (Corsair Bronze) but it's been a champ so far so I can't say anything bad about it.

I think mine was right around the same price point, ~$60 for a 750 watt corsair i got ~5 years ago. Still going strong. Needed it for the GTX 480 back then and it was a bit overkill but a good deal while it was on sale. One thing I will never skimp on is the PSU. I made that mistake in the past and paid dearly for it.. and for the minor expense of getting a mid-grade PSU, it is a lot more comforting knowing that I have a stable and reliable power supply in my rig.
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May 28, 2015, 14:57
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May 28, 2015, 14:57
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Subsidized cost via forced advertising. This is facebook, after all.


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May 28, 2015, 14:55
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May 28, 2015, 14:55
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:52:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:05:
I'm guessing it will go for $499 unbundled. You heard it here first.
Does anyone know if the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will support dynamic refresh rates? Having to hit 75-90fps will be a major problem otherwise with vsync.

I've been wondering that too. I've never tried Oculus but from what I've heard we're gonna need display sync. Something tells me that even a little screen tearing will cause more than a few stomach's to lurch.
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May 28, 2015, 14:52
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May 28, 2015, 14:52
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:05:
I'm guessing it will go for $499 unbundled. You heard it here first.
Unlikely, as it was previously claimed it would sell for between $200 and $400. The dev units were sold for $300-350, so I wouldn't expect much more than that. I imagine the OR will be $300-350 and the HTC Vive $400-500.

I don't understand why they'd discuss the price of the PC in such a way, as that's going to put people off. The people it's targeted at will already own a PC and will be able to cheaply upgrade if they're specs aren't quite up to the job. I'm hoping my GTX 970 SLI setup will do the job in demanding games (particularly Star Citizen).

Does anyone know if the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will support dynamic refresh rates? Having to hit 75-90fps will be a major problem otherwise with vsync.
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May 28, 2015, 14:50
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May 28, 2015, 14:50
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:48:
Nope. Yet more reason the Vive will slaughter this piece of shit in its sleep.

The Vive uses the same displays, it's going to have the same required PC specs as Oculus to drive them. Not sure about the price though.
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May 28, 2015, 14:28
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May 28, 2015, 14:28
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 28, 2015, 14:05:
I'm guessing it will go for $499 unbundled. You heard it here first.

Rift will be DOA at that price. It would remain a niche product with limited application support, which means a quick death. The only way this is going to take off is if it's an easily justifiable purchase by the masses, which probably means under $300.
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May 28, 2015, 14:23
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May 28, 2015, 14:23
 
$300 or so for the Rift. $1200 to build a machine around a GTX 970. $1500 sounds about right. The guy just threw a number out there, and it doesn't sound wildly off base. Cut the guy some slack.

I spent $100 on my PSU around 8 years ago. It was highly rated and modular. It's had daily use the entire time, often 12 or so hours a day as my wife spent several years working daily on it. It's just now starting to give me trouble. You get what you pay for. Cheaper PSUs don't last as along, and have more voltage regulation issues.
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May 28, 2015, 14:10
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May 28, 2015, 14:10
 
I sincerely doubt you're the first to guess any price. But that sounds about right to me.
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May 28, 2015, 14:05
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May 28, 2015, 14:05
 
I'm guessing it will go for $499 unbundled. You heard it here first.
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May 28, 2015, 13:40
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May 28, 2015, 13:40
 
Creston wrote on May 28, 2015, 13:13:
around $1,500.00 will get you a Rift along with a computer capable of powering it

That's about the same level of bullshit vagueness that we get out of publishers when they crow that "4.5 billion zombies have been vanquished online!" rather than just saying they only sold 50K copies.

Also, when did Brendan Iribe become CEO? What happened to the other guy? (Lucky Palmer, IIRC?)

Palmer Luckey was never the CEO. He's the founder and inventor and still works in a technical capacity. Iribe was the CEO even before Facebook buyout and had put "a few hundred thousand" into the Kickstarter.
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