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post #21 of 2043
So, $600 for OR. Anyone preorder theirs? I may order one for my b-day next month.
post #22 of 2043
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So, $600 for OR. Anyone preorder theirs? I may order one for my b-day next month.
I considered it for a minute but declined to preorder. $600 is more than I had planned on spending, even though I think it is still a semi-fair price.

I'm going to hold out and see what the next couple of months brings.
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post #23 of 2043
I bought my DK2 at the end of March 2014, and have been using it since I got in in August 2014. I pre-ordered the CV1 5 minutes after the pre-sale went up. Yes, it's pricey, but I believe that it will be worth it, at least to me. I loved the experience I got with my DK2, and used the heck out of it. Once actual games start coming out for the CV1, with all it's improvements, I foresee myself spending lots of time with it on.

As gets stated over and over, until you actually are able to put an HMD on and use it, it's very difficult to make an educated decision as to whether you'd like it or not. It doesn't translate well via vids and words at all.

Also, the pre-order doesn't force you to purchase the Rift if you decide between now and the time it ships you don't want it, so I'd rather have my pre-order in now (was able to get a March ship date), and if the Vive brings more/better things to the table, then I'll cancel my Rift pre-order. I believe the Vive is going to cost more than the Rift though, and the Rift will meet my needs quite well.
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Question guys... Do you believe Oculus or Vive release a new headset every year with better resolution and specs? Or do you believe new versions to come out every 3 years or so?
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post #25 of 2043
Palmer has simply said that "they will support the Rift for it's lifetime", so it's about as vague as could be. I also think they have made mention of it being similar to a cell phone, so I personally think they'll release a new one every 2ish years. Sounds like it could be yearly though. I believe it was just over a year between the DK1 and DK2. And the DK2 was available for pre-order March of 2014, and the first units were out to people around July, so about 1 1/2 years from DK2 to CV1.
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post #26 of 2043
I'm not too fussed about the price but I'd rather not order it knowing that part of the price went towards an Xbox One controller that I will not use. I feel I best wait until I can buy it on its own. People have been telling me to look into the HTC Vive instead, I don't know. I only want a 3D VR experience with head-tracking, for Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, Project CARS, etc. Maybe some FPS games as well?
    
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post #27 of 2043
Some people may want to look into Razer's OSVR. I believe it runs $300, though I think they're classifying it as a "dev kit" atm. Also, there's no games that work specifically with it. Being "Open Source" though, the idea is that it should (now or down the line) work with other headset's sdks. And it's modular so parts can be swapped out. They're going to be (or maybe already have) releasing one with IR tracking like the DK2 for positional movement.

So, for now, it's looking like on the low end you'll have OSVR, mid range will be the Rift, and the Vive will be on the higher end (My guess is it will cost more than the Rift, but I think they'll be close in price once the Oculus Touch is factored in).
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I'm not too fussed about the price but I'd rather not order it knowing that part of the price went towards an Xbox One controller that I will not use. I feel I best wait until I can buy it on its own. People have been telling me to look into the HTC Vive instead, I don't know. I only want a 3D VR experience with head-tracking, for Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, Project CARS, etc. Maybe some FPS games as well?

Oculus has stated that the price of the additional stuff (controller/remote) is negligible. It's up to people if they believe it. They've also stated that it's unlikely to come without that stuff any time soon.

As for what you want it for (seated sim experiences), the Rift would be perfect. If you're looking for cheaper, then OSVR may be for you once they say exactly what it will work with. If you're not looking to play room-scale games though, I don't think the Vive would be good. It will come with the motion controllers (Rift will be separate), and I really think it will be AT LEAST $100 more than the Rift, for something you'd have no use for.
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post #29 of 2043
Fair enough. It does sound like the Oculus Rift is what I'm looking for. I suppose getting it cheaper won't happen for a long while, or getting it without the Xbox One controller or their Touch controllers. I may ask my mother in law in the USA to pre-order it for me and ship it to me. Saves me some money and allows me to buy it from outside their 20 selected countries, so to speak. $600 is currently £416, which doesn't seem that bad! smile.gif
    
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post #30 of 2043
The touch controllers are separate. They're releasing either Q2 or H2, I forget exactly. I just remember they were pushed back a few months.

I'd imagine it comes down to price also though. If by some miracle the Vive is less or the same price as the Rift, I'd say it's personal preference/software limited.

If you're not super-interested in an HMD, it's probably best to wait till the end of Feb. when Vive will open up pre-orders. Then we should have what the consumer version will look like/come with, and a price. At the end of January, they're supposed to be showing what games will be available for it. ATM, I know Elite:Dangerous supports both the Vive and the Rift, and I'm sure most games like it will support (at least) both HMDs.

Edit: I suppose that I should say that Frontier (Elite devs) WANT to support the Rift, but they are having trouble implementing the latest SDKs that get rid of extended mode. I have high hopes it will eventually work with it, hopefully by launch.
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