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.
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