This one's for our US readers. In the States, the Oculus Rift has had its price slashed by a signfiicant $199 as part of a limited time Summer of Rift offer. The usual RRP for the device, plus two touch controllers bundled-in, is $598, however, for a limited time you can pick the whole package up for just $399.
"Summer of Rift is all about celebrating the VR community and encouraging new people to get in the game. Today, we’re excited to announce that Rift Touch are now available at $399 for a limited time," the firm said in a blog post.
This offer comes direct from the Oculus Rift webstore, but it's only running for six weeks from July 10, so you pretty much have until around August 20 to take advantge of it.
Over 500 VR titles are currently available for the Oculus Rift, it's one of the best supported PC-based VR headsets alongside the HTC Vive. Best of all, this discounted Summer Sale price is coming at the same time as Steam's massive Summer Sale, which will see a huge number of gaming titles, many of them VR and Oculus Rift compatible having their prices slashed.
So, if you've been wanting to get into VR and have been waiting to take the plunge, now is the ideal time as you can get a hugely discounted Oculus Rift and tons of heavily discounted games to run on it all Summer long.
"From AAA games like Batman: Arkham VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Robo Recall, and Wilson’s Heart to interactive films, immersive experiences, and beyond, there’s a ton to explore in VR. Thanks to multiplayer games like Echo Arena and social apps like Facebook Spaces, you can compete or connect with virtually anyone, anywhere. There’s never been a better time to step into Rift."
"Fresh off its win as E3’s Best VR Game, Echo Arena hits the Oculus Store on July 20. Combined with the narrative depth of Lone Echo, Ready At Dawn’s double-header is a perfect example of the kind of next-level entertainment only possible in VR."
"With 500 titles currently available on Rift, plus more on the way, there’s plenty to choose from. Check out some of the amazing games on the horizon:
- ARKTIKA.1—“One of the most ambitious Oculus-funded projects: a story-based survival horror shooter.” —The Verge
- Brass Tactics—“An elaborate, immersive experience that might be one of the finest wargaming experiences ever brought to VR.” —Polygon
- From Other Suns—“A huge, open-universe space adventure game with countless procedurally generated environments to explore.” —Engadget
- Killing Floor: Incursion—“I generally felt like a champion standing atop a mountain of corpses on the battlefield.” —UploadVR
That’s just a handful of the highly anticipated titles coming to Rift in the next few months. Whether you want to enjoy some sci-fi hijinks with Rick and Morty or blast your way through waves of rogue robots in Robo Recall, we’ve got an experience with your name on it."