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Oculus Rift Consumer Model Will Be In the $200-$400 Range

05/09/2014 10:15:00

Whatever the final price is, it will be "as cheap as possible," the company says.


The Oculus Rift consumer model, which does not have a release date yet, will be offered for around $200-$400, according to Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell. Speaking with Eurogamer, Mitchell revealed the estimated price range, but cautioned that nothing is set in stone.


"That could slide in either direction depending on scale, preorders, the components we end up using, [or] business negotiations," he said. Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey added, "Whatever it is, it's going to be as cheap as possible."


Previously, Oculus VR said it was aiming to launch the consumer model for around $300.


The latest Oculus Rift development kit, called DK2, sells for $350. The consumer model is going to offer a "significant increase" in resolution over the current model, and the refresh rate will rise from 75Hz to 90Hz "or higher." The final design is also not set in stone.

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