If you’ve been meaning to pick up the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset but the cost was a factor then you’re going to want to stick around for this. The Facebook-owned company has decided to reduce the Oculus Rift price. It has even cut the price of the Touch motion controllers that were released not too long ago. The cost of the complete system is now down considerably and makes it a very enticing buy for those who have been on the fence about the Oculus Rift.
The company has cut the Oculus Rift and Touch controller price by $100 each. This brings down the cost of the complete system to $598. Oculus announced this price cut at the Game Developers Conference 2017. The Oculus Rift price cut now makes the virtual reality headset much cheaper compared to its primary rival, the HTC Vive. It also costs just $100 more than the PlayStation VR but the caveat with that headset is that it requires a PlayStation 4 so it’s not meant for PC gamers.
If you bought the Oculus Rift or a Touch controller recently you might be feeling as if you’ve been handed the short end of the stick. While the company isn’t going to apply this discount retroactively, it does promise to provide $50 in Oculus Store Credit to those who purchase the Touch at full price in the past 30 days.
Don’t forget that you need a very capable PC for the Oculus Rift to work so if you don’t already have that you’re still looking at a cost of entry of over $1,000.
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