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Oculus offers Rift plus Touch for $598

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Mar 2017 17:20 User comments (2)

Oculus offers Rift plus Touch for $598 Oculus has announced that the all-in price of Rift and Touch has been cut to $598 as it aims to lure more gamers to its VR system.
The new $598 price point is down from $798 previously. If you already have Rift, Touch is now only $99, and the price of an additional Oculus Sensor is now $59.

Additionally, Oculus announced that Robo Recall, the brand-new VR shooter from Epic Games is now available for free with Touch.

Oculus aims to bring the cost of entry to Rift as much as it can, and has been working with hardware partners to offer Oculus-ready machines.

HTC's VR unit Vive said in a statement later in the day that it would not match the price cut being offered by rival Oculus, according to Reuters.

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12.3.2017 10:40
hearme0
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VR is such a gimmick at this very moment in time. I so absolutely love it but man O man.........waiting for this is brutal.

If they don't bring the prices down, develop more GAMES for VR (which is what pretty much everyone wants) and make the hardware a bit less 'clunky', this technology will stagnate like it did back in the Nintendo "Power Glove" days.

Microsoft's Hololens is already a dead concept to the consumer. It's maintained non-existence to the average Joe for so long that all others have passed it up severely.......and that ain't sayin' much cause the others have changes that need to be made too for general audience appeal.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Mar 2017 @ 10:44

23.3.2017 8:39

Originally posted by hearme0:
VR is such a gimmick at this very moment in time. I so absolutely love it but man O man.........waiting for this is brutal.

If they don't bring the prices down, develop more GAMES for VR (which is what pretty much everyone wants) and make the hardware a bit less 'clunky', this technology will stagnate like it did back in the Nintendo "Power Glove" days.

Microsoft's Hololens is already a dead concept to the consumer. It's maintained non-existence to the average Joe for so long that all others have passed it up severely.......and that ain't sayin' much cause the others have changes that need to be made too for general audience appeal.
I just want the resolution to go up; I'd buy one if I could use it instead of a laptop screen when doing design work on the go. Unfortunately using it on the desktop gives you something like a 240P screen.

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