If you haven't had a chance to get in on the VR craze because of the prohibitive cost, now is your chance to get a Oculus Rift and Touch bundle for the price of a PS4 Pro. Yep, that's $399.99 at a savings of about $200.
Facebook announced the limited-time Summer of Rift sale on the official Oculus Rift blog, while at the same time pushing VR titles such as Batman Arkham VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and its own Lone Echo - Echo Arena, which will be out on July 20. There are also several other VR titles on the horizon, so the timing of the sale is good if you want to get in on some of the better cutting-edge titles for virtual reality.
While Facebook has not released official sales figures for the Rift, it seems obvious that the company is struggling to push units out the door. This sale is coupled with a permanent $200 drop from back in March, leaving the bundle priced at a 50% savings from its original $800 launch price.
Virtual reality has been more for folks with disposable incomes wanting to be on the cutting edge of technology, but unfortunately that makes it more of a niche product, particularly when you need a rather beefy PC and video card to get the full immersive effect. With still a relatively small library of games compared to actual consoles with much larger and broader offerings, the headset will continue to be a novelty for the foreseeable future. And that won't help Facebook recoup its rather stunning $3 billion purchase of Oculus back in 2014.