Oculus Rift thread - £399 Rift & Touch controller bundle!

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Which VR device(s) do you own/plan to buy?

Oculus Rift
3
18%
Steam VR (HTC, LG)
4
24%
Microsoft MR (Xbox, HP, Acer...)
3
18%
PlayStation VR
5
29%
Samsung Gear VR
2
12%
Google Daydream (Android)
0
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Total votes: 17
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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by Green Gecko » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:14 am

I think people are much less likely to spend on expensive console peripherals than what could be considered a new media with which to experience content on PC, with limitless choice and control configurations.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by Harry Bizzle » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:01 am

I think the price is to be expected. This shouldn't be expected to go mainstream at this stage, but the current state of PC gaming, and the willingness to spend more for a better experience, whether that means 60Hz, 120Hz or 4K, means there's almost definitely an appetite for this.

If I had confidence in the games, knew the prices of Vive/PS VR and wouldn't have to upgrade my PC, I'd certainly consider it at the current price.

Once we know all that stuff and Nvidia/AMD release their new cards, I think VR will be a much more attractive option, even at this price point.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:34 pm

I just had a thought.
Could they use VR tech to simulate a huge TV?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by NickSCFC » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:54 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:I just had a thought.
Could they use VR tech to simulate a huge TV?


Yes, you can replicate a virtual cinema screen, however the resolution is lower as it only occupies part of your vision.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by HSH28 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:55 pm

Anyone saying this price was expected is kidding themselves. Its at least £100 more than most people would have thought this would be.

Having said that, I've spent most of this week thinking about it and I'm at least half way to convincing myself that I could buy this even at £500.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by jawafour » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:01 pm

HSH28 wrote:Anyone saying this price was expected is kidding themselves. Its at least £100 more than most people would have thought this would be...

£500 for unit, controller, camera and two games :shifty: .

Admittedly about the PS VR setup, but hey!

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by HSH28 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:59 pm

jawafour wrote:
HSH28 wrote:Anyone saying this price was expected is kidding themselves. Its at least £100 more than most people would have thought this would be...

£500 for unit, controller, camera and two games :shifty: .

Admittedly about the PS VR setup, but hey!


Also not for a bundle surely...or in fact anything if you really expect to ever have to pay £50 for a game and £100 for 2 move controllers and a camera? Are you kidding. Also not comparable to a single Xbox One controller and a remote controller.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by NickSCFC » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:27 pm

You can use Dual Shock 4 with PSVR.

So far we've seen no price for Oculus Touch, so the PS Move comparison is unfair at this point.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - out 28th March (£499)
by satriales » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:17 pm

I wasn't surprised by the price. They are initially targeting the same people who spend £500 on a graphics card.
In time the price will drop and other manufacturer will release cheaper options, but it was always going to be expensive to begin with.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by NickSCFC » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:26 pm

Official Oculus Rift support coming to Minecraft

http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/01/xbox-sp ... ase-recap/

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by Ario » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:45 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Official Oculus Rift support coming to Minecraft

http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/01/xbox-sp ... ase-recap/


They've actually come up with a very clever way of handling motion sickness when playing the game too, check this out


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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by Ad7 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:34 pm

I've played minecraft on our DK2 for a bit and it's mental just how large everything really is in relation to the player. Even a simple block becomes this huge thing.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:27 am

Out Monday

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/first- ... 0-6436007/

Anyone have one ordered?

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by gamerforever » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:38 am

Its a bit much tbh and i can only really see sony succeeding on the vr front with that reasonable price.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by NickSCFC » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:42 am

gamerforever wrote:Its a bit much tbh and i can only really see sony succeeding on the vr front with that reasonable price.


Have to agree, by the time PC VR becomes affordable you'll see the likes of nVidia, AMD and HP come in and compete too.

I can see PS VR and Gear VR selling around 10m-15m each with Rift and Vive selling about 1m each.

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PostRe: Oculus Rift - £499 | Out 28th March | Thread needs new owner
by That's not a growth » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:22 am

NickSCFC wrote:I can see PS VR and Gear VR selling around 10m-15m each with Rift and Vive selling about 1m each.


Well I'm quoting that for the future.

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