Oculus Rift With Touch Controllers Black Friday 2017 Deal Makes VR Even Cheaper

Lowering the barrier to entry for VR.

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Within the sea of sales this Black Friday shopping season emerges the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform packaged with the Oculus Touch controllers and two sensors for $350 USD. This is the cheapest the bundle has ever been, slashing $50 off the standard price. You can snag the bundle on the official Oculus store now until November 27 while supplies last. Several retailers are also offering the same price for the Rift and Touch bundle, like Newegg, Amazon, the Microsoft Store, and Best Buy.

The offers from Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft include six free games: Lucky's Tale, Robo Recall, Quill, Toy Box, Dead and Buried, and Medium. The deals from Newegg and Oculus itself packs in the aforementioned titles and a seventh game on top called Dragon Front.

While you get two sensors with the purchase of a Rift, you'll need a third one to get a room-scale experience; an additional sensor will run you another $60. Room-scale gives users full 360-degree head tracking and motion detection for a complete VR experience.

The Oculus Rift originally launched at $600 without VR-specific controllers, but that changed when the Touch came out last year in December. Thus, a Rift and Touch package was $800, but in less than a year, the VR platform is now available for less than half its original price. Those hoping to jump into VR should be aware of the minimum and recommended PC specs to run VR games:

Minimum Specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-4350
  • GPU (Nvidia): GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 960
  • GPU (AMD): RX 470 / R9 290
  • Memory: 8GB RAM

Recommended Specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (or better)
  • GPU (Nvidia): GTX 1060 / GTX 970 (or better)
  • GPU (AMD): RX 480 / R9 290 (or better)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM (or more)

This is just one of the many Black Friday deals we're covering this year. For all of our extensive coverage, be sure to check out any and all of the stories here on GameSpot:

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