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The Final Version of the Oculus Rift Could Be As Cheap As $200

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The version of the Oculus Rift that you or I might buy could sell for as cheap as $200, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.


Luckey told Eurogamer that Oculus plans to sell its eventual consumer version for between $200 and $400, though he noted that may change based on scale, pre-orders, and a number of other factors.

While the exact price is still up in the air, the quality of the Oculus is not. It's going to be badass. "We know what we're making and now it's a matter of making it," Luckey told Eurogamer, explaining the leap in quality from the most recent developer version (DK2) to the consumer version (CD1) should be just as huge as the leap from the first developer version to the second.


What can we expect? The resolution will increase from the 1080p on the developer version, to help make things like reading text easier, though Luckey wouldn't say how much. It will also be a lighter and smaller device, with a refresh rate of 90Hz or higher. Again, we don't know the specifics, but unless Luckey is bluffing, what we get in stores will definitely make you glad you waited for the real thing instead of shelling out for the developer version... which is already pretty awesome. [Eurogamer via Ars Technica]

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