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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is now on sale for $399

Temporary price slash could put it in the sights of new users

Gaining access to the world of VR just got easier, with the Oculus Rift and Touch bundle receiving a hefty price drop.

It comes just months after the Facebook-owned company permanently slashed $200 off the previous mark for the pair, which meant those in the market for a VR headset could pick up the package for $598. From today for a limited time, though, the bundle will sit at just $399.

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The move forms part of Oculus' Summer of Rift event, in which it's set to offer discounts across the board on games and launch a slew of new titles. According to the company, users can also look forward to plenty more announcements between now and its Oculus Connect 4 developer conference this October.

And while the move puts the Oculus in line with PlayStation VR from a price perspective, it's important to note that it's still only operable through the power of a solid gaming PC running things in the background. Also, the price drop will only hit the bundle, not individual prices, meaning the Touch controllers will still be $99 to pick up.

For the six-week duration of the price drop, this would seemingly open the Rift up to a potential new base, though. While the world of high end VR headsets was once a distant dream or serious wallet-burning acquisition away, this temporary price makes the decision between the platform's major players a little more complex.

The question now becomes whether Oculus' main rival, HTC, look to level up the playing field and offer a reduction of their own.

Oculus Rift and Touch bundle on sale for $399

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