If you’ve been putting off purchasing Oculus Touch for your Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) Microsoft might just have an enticing deal for you. For a limited time, if you order the motion controllers through the Microsoft Store you’ll get Rock Band VR for free.
Continuing Oculus and Microsoft’s long term collaboration, the latter made the promotional announcement today enabling those that buy the controllers online or in store to receive the newly released title completely free. This offer isn’t available forever, it is limited. You’ve got until 5th April or while supplies last to grab yourself a copy.
Harmonix released Rock Band VR last week exclusively for Oculus Rift and Touch for $49.99 USD/£39.99 GBP. 60 songs feature including bands like Avenged Sevenfold, blink-182, David Bowie, The Foo Fighters, Maroon 5 and Rage Against the Machine.
Alongside the announcement Microsoft also revealed four new virtual reality (VR) videogame demos would feature at its brick and mortar stores. These are: Rock Band VR, Fruit Ninja VR, Lumiere’s Dress Rehearsal and Robo Recall. Demos are free, with no appointment needed, but those under 18 – minimum age is 13 – will need parental consent.
Oculus Touch saw a worldwide launch in December, pricing the controllers at $199/£189. Then at the start of this month Oculus made the surprise announcement that the device would now be half the cost, dropping to $99. Expecting a backlash from those that had recently purchased, Oculus issued a $50 store credit for users to put against any software they may want.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Rock Band VR and Harmonix, reporting back with further updates.