Additional cost for controllers
The launch version of the Oculus Rift ships with a standard Xbox One controller, which is ok but not ideal. VR is best experienced with a dedicated motion tracking controller. Oculus are launching their VR controller, called Oculus Touch, but whether they will be bundled with future headsets or not is unknown.
When deciding between various Oculus Rift deals, it’s worth taking a moment to consider whether you will want the Oculus Touch in the future as that will be an additional cost.
Minimum performance requirements
It’s no secret now that the Oculus Rift makes strong demands of the PC that is powering it.
60fps is the benchmark frame rate for multiplayer first-person shooters, and that requires a good spec PC will a Full HD monitor. However, Oculus are insisting that games should be able to run at a constant 90fps to match the headsets refresh rate.
If you are running a PC that meets the minimum specs, you are going to be disappointed with your VR experience. When comparing Oculus Rift deals, you should consider whether your PC needs upgrading and factor this in.