As for the release date of the Oculus Rift (first quarter 2016), Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR has announced that, the Virtual Reality Glasses cost will be higher than $ 350, barely a week ago he said that, the price would be “at least $300”.

The Oculus Rift finally would cost about 400 euros


“You know, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you. We’re roughly in [the $350] ballpark, but it’s going to cost more than that. I can’t tell you that it’s going to be $350, and I would say I think people are going to be happy with what they get for the price because I really do think it’s going to be that best VR headset you can buy,” Oculus founder Palmer Luckey told Road To VR. “And the reason for that is that we’ve added a lot of technology to this thing beyond what existed in the DK1 and DK2 days.”

“The Rift is a lot of custom hardware. It’s using lenses that are some of the hardest to manufacture lenses in any consumer product you can go out and buy. It’s using custom displays we worked on with Samsung that are optimized for virtual reality, in a lot of ways even beyond what you’re actually seeing on these prototypes on the show floor,” Luckey explained, highlighting the various internal components that work together to create the low-latency illusion of virtual reality.   “And the tracking system, the same thing. We could have made tradeoffs that had… honestly like 90% of the tracking quality we had now, and we decided to do things that would bump that quality up a little bit more even though it raised the cost of the headset.”

On the other hand, Anshel Sag, of Moor Insights and Strategy Analyst, said the cost of Oculus Rift could go 400 – $ 500 rumor, a fairly high price, because there should be a team of at least 1,500 euros Oculus Rift to squeeze properly.

Here are the official required specs, along with the rough price of each component:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater – $330
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater – $200
  • 8GB+ RAM – $60
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output – on video card
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports – on motherboard
  • Motherboard – $100
  • Case – $60
  • Storage – $100
  • Monitor – $150
  • Keyboard and mouse – $50 (I’m keeping it cheap here, gamers.)
  • 550 watt power supply that’s actually worth buying – $50

vía: TweakTown