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Buy or Wait?

CyberAceeeCyberAceee Posts: 2
NerveGear
edited January 6 in Oculus Rift + Touch
Hello,
I'm interested in buying an Oculus Rift but I heard a new Oculus Rift will be available soon. So should I buy the Oculus Rift(on sale for $349 now) or should I wait for the new Oculus Rift to come out?
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  • dburnedburne Posts: 1,779 Valuable Player
    edited January 6
    Buy now.
    No word on when next version of Rift will be out.

    Assuming you are talking PC-VR in mind, there is Quest which will be coming out but is a stand alone headset, not PC-VR.
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 1,521 Valuable Player
    dburne said:
    Buy now.
    No word on when next version of Rift will be out.

    Assuming you are talking PC-VR in mind, there is Quest which will be coming out but is a stand alone headset, not PC-VR.

    Exactly - buy now. Quest has similar GPU as the Samsung S8 phone, it's by far no match for the Rift. 
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,680 Valuable Player
    If you keep waiting for “the next best thing “ you will never get anywhere. Take the leap and buy now. 
  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 578
    Neo
    The Quest does look crazy cool - especially because it is a mobile experience with some really cool tech behind it. The Rift is super cool still though and if you have a computer that can run it well, it is a no-brainer at the current price point (I bought in at $529cdn if I recall correctly).

    As for waiting for the next generation Rift - I will likely get it a ways into the life cycle after it comes out (I know I am going to have to upgrade my gfx card among other things), but I think that it will be worth buying the Rift now at the lower price point to see if VR is something you really want to get into. I mean - the next generation of PC VR from Oculus will likely have a relatively higher price tag as they are going to have the consumer market covered by the Quest, and I feel like PC VR is going to remain for the VR enthusiasts (much like PC Gaming is tailored for enthusiasts as well).

    Really consider what you want to do with VR as well - because the Quest may have you covered.

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  • CyberAceeeCyberAceee Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Thank you for your answers!
  • RudalplRudalpl Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    edited January 9
    So, did you buy it?

    I got mine on Tuesday (UPS are wankers, it should be delivered on Friday afternoon but they didn't even bother to come and it took them another two working days to even try to redeliver...) and I don't regret a bit.
    Great fun.
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,979 Valuable Player
    A Rift CV2 is likely a year away; a 2020 release. Buy now and enjoy.

    Granted, when 2020 comes around you're gonna be piiissseeddd
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  • edmgedmg Posts: 1,104
    Wintermute
    I'll be buying a Quest to go with my Rift and Go, but, yeah, it's highly unlikely a new Rift will be out before next year.
  • MradrMradr Posts: 2,934 Valuable Player
    Hard to say - I mean if you are a person with a little money to spend then getting 1 year to 1.5 years worth of enjoyment out of it is well worth the price tag. If you have to buy a computer/update it then I would spend the money for a Quest instead as it'll have a longer shelf life. 1.5 years is still worth it though at the current price point if you break it down per mouth of enjoyment. That be 20$ per month of enjoyment if you look at it that way. 55$ per month if it is a year out. Still - a new game cost you 60$ - but you get serval new games with just getting the headset in the first place making it worth it. Plus the hours of time you can spend in it doing almost nothing (in a good way) chatting and hanging out with people in places like VRchat. 
  • RudalplRudalpl Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    And don't dismiss Steam. before I even started thinking about getting any VR I already had 5 VR titles in my library and they came as a part of normal flat game
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 1,521 Valuable Player
    edited January 10
    "Buy or Wait?"

    If you're a virgin, I actually may suggest "buy", do be careful if you see the police nearby though  :# . But some guys wait their whole lives without gettin' some - I think it's better to buy some and not risk never gettin' some. Hope my message was clear -  otherwise I'm sure @Snowdog can fill in the blanks  B) 

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  • alistair.chaferalistair.chafer Posts: 5
    NerveGear
    wait as no major games and spend more time trying to get it working after updates that just can't recommend at the mo.
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