Withered Posted March 2, 2017 Share Posted March 2, 2017 So I just watched an interview with the head of the Rift discuss that they are already reducing the cost of both the Oculus Rift Headset by $100, and the Oculus Touch by $100, bring the total down to $599. I see that HTC is offering a financing plan. But due to this direct competitor on the high end PC VR market, will you be adjusting the pricing to stay competitive? Oculus is also apparently giving a $50 credit, (For 30 days from the annoucement), in the Oculus Home store for anyone who bought the Touch for $200. It's not $100 that they spent over what they would have spent by waiting, but it's something. I have a Vive, and I love it as the great piece of tech that it is with advantages it has over the Rift as well, but the jealously of Oculus owners having a better strap off the bat, (Now we have to wait for the Vive to buy a better strap extra, later), the price drop today apparently, and the credit back to early adoptors is definately a thorn in the side of sales of the Vive. Sure Oculus partially lost a lawsuit with Zenimax, but as it stands, they are still in the game. Is there going to be a response to Oculus's move by HTC? I want this all to succeed. I want this in more hands. I want deveolpers to see it as a viable medium to build games on, instead of a niche market where only people with expendable income, or high credit card limits can get the device. I really feel the Vive has a leg up with the technology of the tracking system, but consumers look at price and won't know the difference once they pick one over the other. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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