Oculus Rift consumer model to retail in the $200-$400 price range

The cost of the upcoming consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will fall somewhere between $200 and $400, Oculus VR has revealed.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Oculus co-founders Nate Mitchell and Palmer Luckey explained that while there are still many variables to determine, the goal is to keep the effort as affordable as possible.

We want to stay in that $200-$400 price range,” Mitchell said. That could slide in either direction depending on scale, pre-orders, the components we end up using, business negotiations.”

Whatever it is, it’s going to be as cheap as possible,” Luckey added. That’s really the goal.”

The headset has yet to be given a release date, but Luckey stated the jump from [Dev Kit 1] to [Dev Kit 2] is similar to the jump from [Dev Kit 2] to [the initial consumer version].” There was a 14-month gap between the two dev kit releases, for what it’s worth.

Luckey also mentioned partial specs for the consumer version, saying there will be a significant increase” from the latest dev kit’s 1080p display and that the refresh rate will go from 75Hz to 90Hz or higher.”

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