Founder of Oculus Makes a Boo-Boo, Apologizes on Reddit


too damn high

Reddit for an AmA

If that print is too small to read for you, I'll sum it up. Essentially he said that there was a bit of a communication issue on the part of the company. And some of the things he says makes it seem like he blames the media outlets for misinterpreting his words (which would have been an easy way out) but I'm glad that he apologizes at the confusion at the end of it.

I mean, of course, a lot of us want to get our hands on the Rift. And I guess it'll be a while before the Rift can be a staple in the home. I'm not complaining by any means (I'll probably go with the Playstation VR whenever that comes out because I don't have a high-end PC to work the Rift). I just think that it was a good move of his to apologize for the confusion that a lot of us felt yesterday morning.

But one of the more interesting things he said is in the first sentence of the next block...

"To be perfectly clear, we don't make money on the Rift."

Which is a kind of insane thing to say. I mean, I'm not saying that I don't believe him. Especially since he goes on to explain the process and the components that go into making the Rift what it is. It seems like the Rift is a lot cheaper than it should be since the components used to make the thing sound so insane to me, I don't think they could easily be found/put together.

He also makes a pretty good point when he compares the rift to other electronics. It's true, my phone costs about the same price as the Rift -- if not more -- and I'm locked into a plan where I pay that over the course of the rest of my life (because I am broke and poor and I make sandwiches for a living).

So maybe, six hundred bucks isn't that much of a surprise. Maybe it shouldn't be? But what do you guys think?

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