Originally Posted by Swolern
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi
Sometimes i'm just wondering whether Oculus genuinely thinks all the bad PR will simply blow over.
Isn't it just adding fuel to the PR fire anyway by being swarmy about it?
I'm just wondering whether they think FB money can simply force their way into the VR market, no?
I think it could go one of 2 ways. Heads in the Oculus content dept will role. They will then change their business practices eventually. Or two, Oculus will do something drastic to gain back the public trust. Maybe free touch controllers to those who have a Rift CV1, and $600 CV1 + Touch combo. (via Supermi). Don't get your hope up on the latter though.
I think that would be a good plan. That's a lot of cost to eat though. Plus, I got my Rift at retail, so I would probably get locked out of the free Touch controllers...
If Oculus were to double down and still come out on top, they should deploy the Touch at or below cost... AND include credit for their store to offset half or better of the cost of the controllers. That money loops back around to content creators.
Either way, I agree Oculus needs to retool their strategy NOW rather than waiting for their supply issues to resolve. I wonder how much flexibility they have in their contracts to do so. Are there any practical impediments? It's always easy for us armchair analysts to declare "it's simple, just do this", but we are not privy to all that information.