Oculus VR has revealed that its Oculus Rift VR headset is set to land in the UK and Europe later this year. Here’s everything you need to know including its price, release date, and where to pre-order.
Years in development – the first Oculus Rift developer kit pre-orders went out in 2012 – the final consumer version of the virtual reality headset is now to set land in the UK and Europe, with Oculus VR opening up pre-orders effective immediately, at least according to the company.
The Oculus Rift will be available from a range of popular online and physical retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, GAME and Harrods.
However, at time of publication, many of these outlets appear to be operating a slightly different pre-order timeline – Amazon UK, for instance, says it won’t be opening up orders until Wednesday 17 August at 11:00am BST, and the device has yet to appear on the websites of John Lewis and Curry’s PC World.
GAME is good to go though, and you can reserve yours via the link below – official Oculus Rift UK pricing is set for £549, which gets you a headset, sensor, remote, Xbox One wireless controller, and one game in platformer ‘Lucky’s Tale’.
According to Oculus VR, the Rift will start shipping and hitting stores on September 20, so it’s looking like a very VR Christmas. Pre-orders are expected to be in high demand and some retailers are imposing a ‘one headset per person’ restriction.
There’s already a slew of Oculus Rift games available, with the company expected to make more announcements at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this week. As well as gaming, the Oculus Rift will offer 3D 360-degree videos and VR films.
You can learn more by reading our Oculus Rift review, and get a taste of what to expect by watching our unboxing video below.
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