Although it seems obvious that Oculus Rift will be more expensive than the $200 that Gear VR costs, Nate Mitchell, vice president of Oculus VR, has confirmed this fact, while stating that we will need a very powerful PC to enjoy it in conditions.
As we read in this interview, Nate Mitchell describes the Rift as a high-end device, and its price will be higher than the $200 that Gear VR costs, although he laughed when asked if it could approach $1000. “It’s going to be a little more expensive, especially considering that to achieve a more fidelity and immersive virtual reality experience, we will need a gaming PC to connect it to.” The exact specifications for running an Oculus Rift will be revealed over the next few weeks.
Nate has also stated that virtual reality devices will be increasingly cheaper, since their goal is that there are hundreds and even billions of virtual reality consumers in the long term, and for this it is essential to reach a cost price that is affordable, it is the only way for virtual reality to become a means of mass consumption. We understand that we could establish a simile with smartphones, which are already an essential part of our lives and we have models that cover a whole range of prices, from less than € 100 to more than € 1000, all with different features and benefits but with some common basic functionalities.