Virtual reality gets its first dedicated Steam Sale

VR is still a burgeoning technology, but with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in the wild it's still a great time for a Steam sale.

The virtual reality revolution isn’t even a six months old yet yet and Valve is already rolling out a weekend sale for VR games on Steam.

The first VR Weekend Sale includes nearly 200 games and other VR applications. There’s also a $250 package that gives you 20 sale items for a total of 32 percent off.

The discounts on top items aren’t as deep as you’d find in other Steam sales, but overall the cuts are still good, typically ranging from 10-25 percent. Some games offer much steeper bargains, though. You’ll even find items that we’ve highlighted before in round-ups of our favorite HTC Vive games on Steam, and the top Oculus Rift experiences.

The Vive exclusive Audioshield is available for 25 percent off, as is Cloudlands: VR Minigolf. For Rift owners, some of our favorites that are on sale include Elite Dangerous for 30 percent off, and Titans of Space 2.0 for 15 percent off.

But don’t stop at our faves. There were many interesting looking experiences including House of a Dying Sun (Rift and Vive)the NoLimits 2 Roller Coaster Simulation (Rift and Vive), Gumball Drift (Rift and Vive), and Zombie Training Simulator (Vive only).

Steam’s sale also offers Virtual Desktop for 15 percent off. That's a nifty program that allows Rift and Vive owners to experience and navigate their PC's desktop in glorious VR.

Steam's VR weekend sale ends Monday. Duh.

The impact on you at home: Virtual reality is still in its early adopter phase, and the initial content library for these devices are still in the build-up phase. As a result quite a few games in the sale that are part of Steam’s Early Access platform. This allows you to play unfinished versions of a game and get regular updates (at the game developer’s discretion) as it’s being developed. Check out Steam’s blog post for a complete explanation of the program.

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