This new price drop comes after the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch were separately discounted permanently to $499 and $99 respectively. At $399, the Oculus Rift should appeal to a much broader audience and could help to further drive VR adoption. However, we wish that the price cut was permanent instead of being just a summer-long promotion.
While this bundle will get you the Oculus Rift headset with its high-resolution OLED displays and two Touch controllers (one for each hand), you are still responsible for providing a decent gaming rig to get enable the VR experience. To get started, Oculus recommends that you have at least an Intel Core i3-6100 processor, 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960/AMD Radeon RX 470.
Recommended specs are a Core i5-4590, GeForce GTX 1060/Radeon RX 480 and 8GB of RAM. Of course, if you have even more powerful hardware to bring to the table, you should have an even better immersive gaming experience.
In addition to the Rift + Touch combo offer, Oculus is also talking up the arrival of Echo Arena and Lone Echo, both of which arrive in the Oculus Store on July 20th. The Unspoken will also have an extended free multiplayer weekend that lasts through July 12th.