Welcome again to the Community Download, our weekly sequence that permits you to, our members of the UploadVR Group, voice your opinion on a variety of subjects.! Final week we mirrored on AltspaceVR’s closing a bit, asking whether or not social VR is really the future of our industry and this week we’re pointing the lens to the hardware facet of the spectrum as an alternative.
Oculus lately extended the Rift + Touch bundle $399 sale a couple of extra weeks to let extra individuals which are get in on the motion. In the meantime, HTC’s Vive continues to cost a full $799 — twice as a lot as its competitor. With the addition of Contact and its second sensor (plus a 3rd sensor you should purchase individually) the Rift can obtain a really, very comparable roomscale 360-degree VR experience, in addition to play virtually all of Steam’s VR titles.
If you take a look at it that approach, it’s an enormous worth distinction with little sensible discrepancy.
So we wished to ask you what you suppose: Does the HTC Vive want a worth reduce?
HTC has only dropped the worth of Vive for very restricted gross sales like Black Friday within the yr and a half for the reason that Vive launched, and even after this sale ends the Rift + Contact bundle continues to be going to be tremendously reasonably priced by comparability. In the meantime, HTC maintains its stance that the Vive does not need a price cut. So, what do you, as a shopper, consider the worth state of affairs out there proper now? UploadVR’s personal Ian Hamilton thinks it needs one to stay competitive.
Tell us your ideas down within the feedback under!