Oculus Rift, the champion of VR technology, is finally coming to the UK.
The announcement was made by Oculus today on Facebook, detailing that it will launch in the UK on the 20th of September.
The device can now be pre-ordered. It will be available from various retail partners such as Amazon.co.uk, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, GAME as well as Harrods. It will retail for £549. Demo experiences will also be rolled out across the UK in the coming weeks, letting consumers try the device.
Every Rift will come with the film Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3D 360 degree videos and VR films, plus an ever-expanding collection of made-for-VR games and experiences.
Every Rift comes with the popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3D 360 videos and VR films, plus access to the ever-expanding collection of made-for-VR games and experiences on the Oculus Store.
Over the coming weeks demo experiences will be rolled out at retail locations across the UK. Demo titles available include;
- The Climb – every thrill-seeker’s favourite
- Henry – a heartwarming VR film, narrated by Elijah Wood
- Farlands – an exotic planetary experience
- Oculus Dreamdeck – the perfect introduction to VR
To schedule a demo, head to Oculus Live. So far, no UK locations exist, but new locations will be added each week, so checking the site regularly is recommended.
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