I find it funny that people were going on about how the Vive would cost so much less than the Oculus back when the price was revealed back in early January. I felt that the fact that there’ll be more hardware coming with the Vive would cause the price to be higher, and it appears that I was correct. I find it interesting that so many people are getting very agitated about the high prices of the upcoming VR Headsets, but VR is a fairly new technology. Back when the price for the Oculus was revealed some people pointed out that DVD players, Bluray Players, and HDTVs were all extraordinarily expensive when they first became available. Some of those pieces of equipment could cost in the thousands of dollars back in the day.
I for one am planning on ordering the Vive when pre-orders start at the end of February, I’d love to compare the Oculus CV1 to the Vive. I’m hoping that the facial padding is a bit better than in the Oculus DK2, as it has started to pull free from the plastic and has become a bit of a nuisance. It’ll be fun getting to play games in higher quality VR in the near future. Preorders for the Vive will start February 29, and they’ll start shipping in April.