The Oculus Rift and a PC that will run it will, together, cost in the $1500 range, according to Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe. These comments came today at the Code Conference, as reported by Re/code. It's unclear exactly what kind of PC he's talking about, which makes it difficult to finely pinpoint the price point the company is targeting.
He also said that the company will unveil an input solution for the device at the E3 Expo, which is set to take place in mid-June in Los Angeles. But that unveil may not clear things up: "Long term, there’s not going to be a single input device. In VR, it’s going to be several different devices," Iribe also said.
Iribe had said late last year that the Rift's consumer release was being held up by the lack of a suitable input device.
At today's appearance, Iribe seems to have been cautious about making promises for Oculus' tech -- the conference is aimed at the tech industry, not game developers, and its audience is likely more interested in the company's long-term business strategy and mainstream ambitions as part of Facebook.
"VR is going to be defined over the next several decades. Think of the first Apple II being shipped in 1977. It took almost a decade for it to land in my school where I could see it," Iribe said. He also said that the Oculus Rift is "definitely going to be born in the gaming space."
Earlier this month, Oculus announced that the Rift will launch early next year.