Getting into VR just got a whole lot cheaper — if the Oculus Rift is your thing, that is. At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) today, Oculus announced a $100 price cut for both the Rift itself and the Oculus Touch controller, making the two bundled together a full $200 cheaper.
All told, you're now looking at a price of $598 for the Oculus Rift plus Touch bundle. The Rift and Touch by themselves now cost $499 and $99, respectively. In a blog post discussing the price drops, Oculus' Jason Rubin explained the move thusly:
Ultimately, the new price points are much more enticing for anyone who was interested but still holding out. And as Rubin alludes to, Oculus' hand was kind of forced based on the fact that console VR — a less expensive prospect — is already outselling PCVR. Combined with a lower barrier to entry set by lower-cost VR-ready PCs now hitting the market, Oculus is hoping for a more accessible high-end VR experience.
In any case, if you've had your eye on an Oculus Rift setup, you can grab one now for a much cheaper price at Oculus, Best Buy, and other retailers.
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