Oculus Rift and Touch price slashed for good ahead of shopping season

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Last summer time, the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch bundle loved an interesting $100 six-week price drop right down to $399. As of at present, although, that is now the everlasting worth within the US.

Facebook digital actuality chief Hugo Barra made the announcement on stage throughout at present’s Oculus Connect occasion. However, the corporate has but to reveal whether or not this worth drop will make it to the UK and Australia.

That makes the mix of the Oculus Rift headset and the Touch movement sensors considerably extra financially palatable than it was final 12 months. At the time, the Oculus Rift headset alone bought for $599/£599 and the Touch controllers bought for $199/£199.

The new, everlasting worth is simply $200 greater than the budget-friendly $199 (about £150, AU$255) Oculus Go Facebook additionally introduced at present. The Rift additionally stays a wired unit that requires a connection along with your PC, which makes it a disappointing different to Oculus’s PC-free ‘Santa Cruz‘ headset that is at present in improvement.

That headset, although, should be a methods off. In the meantime, the brand new costs make escaping into digital actuality a much less daunting enterprise than it was earlier than.

According to Oculus’s website, ‘Each Rift bundle comes with Touch controllers, sensors, and 6 free apps that offer you hours of leisure together with Epic’s arcade shooter, Robo Recall, and our artistic instruments, Medium and Quill.’


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