In the market for a new HTC Vive but lack the necessary hardware to run it? Nvidia has got you covered. They’re offering a VR bundle where you get three games for free if you purchase either the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 with an HTC Vive.
The bundle is only available in selected countries, like North America, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, and Russia. Also, you have to make the purchase at either a Microsoft or Newegg store. You will then receive a redeemable code which you can use to get the three free games. It’s a great deal if you’re looking to get into the VR gaming scene and was in the market for a graphics card anyway. But if you weren’t then the deal is kind of bland – as neither the graphics cards nor the HTC Vive are marked down in this bundle. So you still pay full price, but you get three games, worth about $100 for free.
The three games you get with the bundle:
- Sports Bar VR – in this game, you can play pool and darts and just generally mess around. The game is currently in the process of upgrading to Sports Bar VR (a PS VR release).
- Raw Data – this technothriller is a sci-fi shooter that offers solo or co-op based gameplay. The game has gotten good reviews so far but is still in early access.
- Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope – if you’ve played Serious Sam before then you know the absolute crazy carnage that comes with this first person shooter. This game is also still in early access.
What is the Nvidia VR Bundle going to cost you?
These figures are estimated, depending on which GTX model you take. But the figures are in the price range you can expect for each, give or take a couple of bucks.
- GTX 1080 + an HTC Vive – $1,498.99
- GTX 1070 + an HTC Vive – $1,238.99
- GTX 1060 + an HTC Vive – $1,078.99
The bundle is valid until January 31st. But if you haven’t exactly got the necessary cash flow with Christmas looming, then don’t worry. Nvidia has really gotten into VR in the past couple of months – from their own VR game, called VR Funhouse, to specially crafted VR SDKs. So this probably won’t be the last Nvidia VR bundle we see.