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Summer Sales Are In The Air: Deep Discounts On Oculus Rift, Gear VR Games

Valve isn’t the only company with a summer sale. Oculus launched its first summer sale yesterday with over 40 discounted titles across both of the company’s VR platforms. The Oculus Home stores for Gear VR and Rift are offering discounts on content for the next two weeks. The company also launched several more titles on both of its platforms.

Some of the Rift launch titles have had their prices slashed by as much as 50 percent, including EVE: Gunjack, Herobound: Spirit Champion and Blaze Rush. Other titles, such as Elite: Dangerous and Adr1ft, have been discounted by 30 percent or more. Even Final Approach: Pilot Edition is on sale, and it launched just yesterday.

You’ll also find some significant deals on the Gear VR during the sale. Land’s End, one of the launch titles for the platform, is on sale for 75 percent off. The mobile version of EVE: Gunjack is on sale for 50 percent off, just like the Rift version. Anshar Wars 2 is also half price, but there’s a bonus if you buy this game.

Anshar Wars 2 just launched on the Rift, and Oculus said that if you buy the game on either platform, you’ll get the other one for free.

Oculus released four games yesterday in addition to Anshar Wars 2. Daydream Blue, another cross-platform multiplayer game, and Zero G VR, which lets you experience being on a spacewalk, are now available for the Rift. Cosmic Rush, a game about surviving in space after an explosion, and Dark Days, a scary puzzle adventure game, have also been released on the Gear VR.

Oculus also released a new video experience called Abe VR, which Oculus describes as the “horrifying story about a misguided robot seeking the unconditional love of humans…at any cost.” A new app called “Welcome to Virtual Reality,” which was built by the same team that made “Welcome to Oculus,” was also released. Oculus said that it’s “perfect for introducing friends, family, or even complete strangers” to VR. And finally, The Discovery VR app has made its way to the Rift, so you can watch Discovery Channel’s 360-degree content from your desktop PC now.

The Oculus Summer Sale runs until July 5.

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  • Jeff Fx
    I've already picked up a bunch of Vive games in the Steam sale, but was not aware of an Oculus sale. You've probably just sold me some Gear VR games.
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  • dstarr3
    I didn't realize Doom would've gotten such a discount so soon. A part of me wishes I'd have waited, but another, bigger part of me has had a hell of a lot more than $60 of fun in the past six weeks.
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  • kyle382
    Thats great, but tech demos should really be free.
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  • dark_lord69
    "Thats great, but tech demos should really be free."
    I agree, too many aren't even games just a short "experience".

    Thankfully the timing on this sale is perfect for me. My Rift is expected to arrive today! (however, it's a bit early as I wasn't expecting it for another month and I don't have my RX 480 yet)
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  • dstarr3
    18182617 said:
    Thats great, but tech demos should really be free.

    We're in that stage of VR where games can get away with being rubbish just because they're VR and the VR experience is so new and exciting for everybody that everything VR is amazing. Once more people get into VR and once they get a bit more accustomed to the experience, people will start to take the blinders off and realize that some VR experiences can still be rubbish.

    Another problem is the hype for VR is massive, so everyone is rushing to come up with something to make and market as quickly as possible. So we're getting flooded with barely-functional VR games that somebody made in three days just to jump on the bandwagon and make some hot cash.

    But really, though, first-world problem much? lol It'll happen, this VR honeymoon we're in will end and we'll start seeing less rubbish VR games. Just gotta wait for this initial excitement to end.
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  • kyle382
    18187041 said:
    18182617 said:
    Thats great, but tech demos should really be free.

    We're in that stage of VR where games can get away with being rubbish just because they're VR and the VR experience is so new and exciting for everybody that everything VR is amazing. Once more people get into VR and once they get a bit more accustomed to the experience, people will start to take the blinders off and realize that some VR experiences can still be rubbish.

    Another problem is the hype for VR is massive, so everyone is rushing to come up with something to make and market as quickly as possible. So we're getting flooded with barely-functional VR games that somebody made in three days just to jump on the bandwagon and make some hot cash.

    But really, though, first-world problem much? lol It'll happen, this VR honeymoon we're in will end and we'll start seeing less rubbish VR games. Just gotta wait for this initial excitement to end.

    A great many of us are indeed waiting. PCgamer said it best. "The majority of us are still waiting for that $350 headset and no openVR is not quite there yet :D " Something like that anyways.

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