The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Touch controllers now cost $399, Oculus announced during the Oculus Connect keynote today.
— Oculus Rift (@OculusRift) October 11, 2017
The Oculus Rift launched in 2016 for $599 with the Touch controllers launching months later for an extra $99. Before today’s price drop, the bundle was available for $499.
The announcement of the price drop came after Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook (which own Oculus), revealed a new standalone VR headset called Oculus Go and shared updates on Project Santa Cruz, an updated version of the Rift that uses inside-out movement tracking, effectively making outside trackers and sensors obsolete. Both are expected to arrive in 2018. Read more…