PC gamers interested in dipping their toes (and heads) into virtual reality can do so at a low price today, thanks to Amazon Prime Day 2018. Amazon has the Oculus Rift VR headset and Touch controllers for $350. That’s $50 off the VR headset combo’s usual price, making it a good deal for curious gamers.
The bundle comes with the Oculus Rift headset, two Touch controllers, two Oculus sensors, cables to connect it all together, and seven free VR games/apps: Lucky’s Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried, Dragon Front, and Robo Recall.
To use the Rift, you’ll need a powerful enough PC, and one running Windows 10. You can find the minimum and recommended PC specs at the Rift website. There’s also a compatibility tool you can use to make sure your rig is up to speed. The requirements aren’t too outrageous, but you should be sure your computer is capable before taking the plunge.
The Rift cost $600 when it debuted in 2016–and that was before the Touch controllers came out. From GameSpot’s original Oculus Rift review: “Yes, you will look silly to anyone who watches you use it, and you will potentially feel uneasy after an intense VR session, but these issues can’t take away from the fact that Rift delivers on its promise to enable more immersive and personal gaming experiences than we’ve ever seen before.”
The Touch controllers launched later that year for $200, making the whole bundle an expensive proposition. Now just two years later, you can get it all for less than half the original price. That’s not a bad deal.
But you’ll have to hurry. Prime Day ends tonight at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET, and when it’s over the Rift bundle goes back up to $400.