The Daily Grind: How much will you pay for a VR headset, and which one will it be?
New analysis published on GamesIndustry.biz last week suggests that the virtual reality headset war is only going to heat up from here on out. Eedar’s Patrick Walker researched “consumer awareness” of different VR headset brands in the wake of the Oculus RIFT preorder announcement, arguing that PlayStation VR, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, and SteamVR/HTC Vive all trail Oculus considerably when it comes to whether people even know they exist. Oculus is currently considered the luxury brand of the market, too, convincing more than half of those polled that it will provide a headset with the highest quality.
Most intriguing to me is the split between those who think a VR headset should run under $200 vs. over $300 — it shows more than half of the market last year wasn’t willing to pay even a third what the Oculus is asking, and a quarter still isn’t.
So today’s Daily Grind questions are two-fold and aimed at MMORPG players specifically. How much would/will you pay for a VR headset, and which one will it be — which VR system is best for an MMO player?