Oculus reduces Rift + Touch bundle pricing by £200 in the UK

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Oculus reduces Rift + Touch bundle pricing by £200 in the UK

Oculus reduces Rift + Touch bundle price to £399 in the UK

One of the main stumbling blocks between VR and mainstream adoption is pricing, especially when bundled with motion control solutions. Before now, the HTC Vive ships for around £758.99 in the UK, with the Oculus Rift + Touch (3D VR motion controllers) costing £598. 

Oculus has revealed a 6-week long promotional period, where newcomers to VR can purchase an Oculus Rift for £399, which is a £199 saving. This is a significant saving, though it comes at an awkward time for Oculus, who are currently battling Zenimax over the right to sell their Rift headset.  

This pricing gives the Oculus Rift similar pricing to Sony's PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One X, giving this device a "console-like" price point, which will no doubt be attractive to gamers.  

 

Oculus reduces Rift + Touch bundle pricing by £200 in the UK   

Oculus states that this price decrease is only temporary, with pricing returning to normal levels after six weeks. 

 

You can join the discussion on Oculus reducing the price of their Rift + Touch hardware bundle on the OC3D Forums

 

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10-07-2017, 07:05:47

Dicehunter
Damn, I would really love to get this, This is the price that VR headsets should be.

Hurry up pay cheque Quote

10-07-2017, 07:51:24

Bagpuss
I'd say the chances of this being the new permanent price point as pretty good.

I just can't see them putting the price back up £200 after 6wks...Quote

10-07-2017, 08:17:00

AlienALX
Seriously take it from some one who's tried it - don't.

Even with a DK2 the shortcomings are obvious. There's hardly anything worth more than five minutes of your time and anything that is is incredibly short in supply or costs a fortune (£40 for a bird over paris game).

I used my DK2 for about two weeks. I "ooo" and "ahhh"d a few times and that was it. It's been collecting dust for me ever since.

Not only that but Oculus could be in trouble with all of the lawsuits and etc going on. £400 is a massive risk, because if they tank it and the Oculus store goes you will be limited to Steam only. And gaming on a VR headset (unless it's Elite Dangerous) is horrible. The dash and cockpit of a car for example look fantastic. The road ahead and all of the graphics outside the car? it's like 640x480 all over again. It's so poor that I actually felt sick because it was so fuzzy and it gave me an immense headache after about an hour.Quote

10-07-2017, 10:23:06

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Seriously take it from some one who's tried it - don't.

Even with a DK2 the shortcomings are obvious. There's hardly anything worth more than five minutes of your time and anything that is is incredibly short in supply or costs a fortune (£40 for a bird over paris game).

I used my DK2 for about two weeks. I "ooo" and "ahhh"d a few times and that was it. It's been collecting dust for me ever since.

Not only that but Oculus could be in trouble with all of the lawsuits and etc going on. £400 is a massive risk, because if they tank it and the Oculus store goes you will be limited to Steam only. And gaming on a VR headset (unless it's Elite Dangerous) is horrible. The dash and cockpit of a car for example look fantastic. The road ahead and all of the graphics outside the car? it's like 640x480 all over again. It's so poor that I actually felt sick because it was so fuzzy and it gave me an immense headache after about an hour.
Seconded. The problem I find with VR games at the moment is that they're either badly made (In the case of you example with the car simulator) or they have about an hour's worth of playtime. It's the primary reason I won't get a VR headset, the games available just don't make it worth it. Yea Arktika.1 looks brilliant (I'm biased because it's 4A Games making it anyway) but that doesn't warrant the price tag. That and I'd never buy an Oculus anywayQuote

10-07-2017, 12:45:35

Vipermk2
They need to improve the experience a great deal before i'll buy one, in the meantime i'll stick with my Gear VR and watch Virtual Porn Quote
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