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Old 30-04-19, 05:31 PM
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Valve reveals their "Index" VR headset - Puts Fidelity First

Hardware upgrades galore and pricing to match.



Read more about Valve's Index VR headset.

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Yeah I'm gonna wait for the Rift 2, That price is just ludicrous.
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Yeah I'm gonna wait for the Rift 2, That price is just ludicrous.
Don't you mean the Rift S? They already announced that.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu...s_vr_headset/1
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Don't you mean the Rift S? They already announced that.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu...s_vr_headset/1

No...he said the Rift 2. The Rift S is NOT the Rift 2. He means the ACTUAL Rift successor.


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Don't you mean the Rift S? They already announced that.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu...s_vr_headset/1
Nope, The S is just a stop gap, The Rift 2 is coming out but it's a ways off.

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No...he said the Rift 2. The Rift S is NOT the Rift 2. He means the ACTUAL Rift successor.

You may want to read up in the Oculus Forums.
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Maybe I'm missing something but why do these controllers cost £260? Because they can?
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Maybe I'm missing something but why do these controllers cost £260? Because they can?
To be fair they are very fancy controllers, sensing finger grip and the like. The SteamVR style tracking can't be cheap either.

There is a reason why the original Vive isn't price competitive with the Rift, and why the Rift S has gone for inside-out tracking. I can see the Rift S getting much cheaper over time, but not the same for the full-on SteamVR headsets.

Today the OG Oculus Rift costs £349.99 and the HTC Vive costs £499.99. I can definitely see the Rift S going cheaper than the original Rift after a while. I'm betting that the margins are higher on that headset and that Oculus wouldn't make it cheaper than the original Rift to prevent existing owners from getting too annoyed (since the new headset has some higher specs).
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until they give us haptic feedback gloves that track our individual fingers moving, no controller is worth that price.

Don't care how fancy it is, it would be a minor upgrade over the original. It even looks like a spin off from the Rift touch controllers.
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I know their Knuckles controllers have been a long time coming and are pretty fancy, and to be honest I love my Steam Controller and don't doubt they can do a good job with hardware, but why would any software in an already niche market target a £250+ piece of hardware just to simplify a few input gestures? I just can't see this catching on in anything resembling its current form, it seems to just reinforce the negative aspects of the VR world with expensive segmentation, but I haven't used any gaming-orientated headsets so maybe I'm missing something.
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I know their Knuckles controllers have been a long time coming and are pretty fancy, and to be honest I love my Steam Controller and don't doubt they can do a good job with hardware, but why would any software in an already niche market target a £250+ piece of hardware just to simplify a few input gestures? I just can't see this catching on in anything resembling its current form, it seems to just reinforce the negative aspects of the VR world with expensive segmentation, but I haven't used any gaming-orientated headsets so maybe I'm missing something.

If you ever get the chance, Try Elite Dangerous in VR, It's mind blowing, My jaw dropped due to the immense scale of things, Space stations looking like mountainous monoliths and the ships looking absolutely huge.

Flying through an asteroid field while bounty hunting in a 1 man fighter launched from your main ship is still my number 1 favourite VR experience, The feeling of scale and even speed is amazing.
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