Valve is making its big push for VR-only games with Half-Life: Alyx, releasing sometime in March. The library of great VR games like Beat Saber and Falcon Age has slowly been building, with more VR games like Phantom: Covert Ops and Marvel’s Iron Man VR on the way. With all of this going on, you might be interested in finally picking up a VR headset, so we’ve rounded up the best deals on VR headsets going on, with an eye for Half-Life: Alyx-compatible headsets and more.
The best VR deal going on right now is for the all-in-one Oculus Quest, which proved so popular during Black Friday last year it’s selling out or accepting back-orders at many retailers. However, if you can find an Oculus Quest before January 31, you’ll get all three episodes of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series as long as you activate your headset within 30 days of purchasing it. Amazon will have the 128 GB and 64 GB versions in stock at the end of the month, while Oculus’ stock will take a little longer to ship. Either way, you can still get one ahead of March.
Oculus Quest (64GB/128GB) with Vader Immortal | $400/$500
Available for back-order; compatible with Half-Life: Alyx
Over at Amazon, the 64 GB option is back-ordered until January 29, while the 128 GB option won’t ship until January 31. Oculus, on the other hand, won’t have either option until late next month–specifically, February 27 for the 64 GB version, and March 3 for the 128GB version. The Oculus Quest doesn’t need to connect to a PC, which gives you full freedom to move within your designated space. However, if you’re interested in plugging it into a PC, Oculus recently introduced Oculus Link, which lets you connect your Quest to a PC with a high-quality USB 3.0 cable (which is the only way to play Half-Life: Alyx on the device right now).
You can see all of the best VR deals below. We know there’s interest in Half-Life: Alyx, so we’ve made a note of pointing out which ones will be ready to go for its March release date.
VR deals and discounts
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ | Starting at $304.50 (
Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx
The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ is a great headset, especially at this price. As far as Windows Mixed Reality headsets go, this is the best one. You get two free months of Viveport Infinity, a VR game subscription service, with your purchase, and there’s also a huge library of compatible games on Steam, including the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx.
HTC Vive Cosmos | $700
Compatible with Half-Life: Alyx
The Vive Cosmos is HTC’s first headset with inside-out tracking, something that Oculus has adopted for both the Quest and Rift S. That means you don’t need any sensors to use the Cosmos; however, unlike the Quest, you will need to plug it into a PC to power it. In addition to the headset and controllers, it comes with a six-month subscription to Viveport Infinity, a service that grants players access to a library of VR games and experiences.
PlayStation VR 5-Game Mega Pack | $290
This PlayStation VR bundle was very popular during Black Friday, and while it’s not discounted anymore, it’s still an excellent bundle you should grab if you’re looking to invest in PlayStation VR. It includes the PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera, and five of the platform’s best games: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Skyrim VR, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Everybody’s Golf VR, and PlayStation VR Worlds.
Oculus Go (32GB) | $149/$200 (
The Oculus Go headset’s focus is more on media viewing. It’s a great headset for watching movies, shows, and other videos, but you won’t be able to play any of the games on Steam. Amazon has the 32 GB version of the headset discounted to $149, while the 64 GB option is $200, though it won’t ship until late next month.