In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, president of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, discussed Sony’s current inability to set a price for Morpheus. Oculus announced that a full Rift setup would cost $1,500, factoring in the cost of a PC capable of running everything smoothly. This announcement had many clamoring for a response from PlayStation.
Yoshida explains, “We are talking about launching next year, so we don’t typically talk about pricing one year ahead of time.” He cited the PS4 pricing announcement, which was roughly five months before launch. He continues, “It’s not like we’re waiting for Oculus to announce their price. We still have work to do to know exactly the cost of goods and so on.”
The only hint at a price we have so far is that Sony hopes to offer the Morpheus headset for “as low as possibly can be done.” With Morpheus set to be released in the first half of 2016, we might expect to hear a price at the PlayStation Experience this year. No true VR pricing announcements have been made, only estimations. It’s possible that the companies are hoping to undercut the competition.