Oculus Rift, the Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) headset has arrived on UK shores today (Tuesday 20th September).
It marks the first time that UK consumers will be able to buy and demo the leading VR platform outside of the US.
The £549 headset will be available from retailers John Lewis, Curry’s PCWorld, GAME Digital Plc., London department store, Harrods and online via Amazon.
Getting your hands on the Rift has never been easier, with demo experiences available to be scheduled at several retailers via Oculus’ innovative Oculus Live app. New locations to experience the Rift are being added every week.
Every Rift comes with the popular VR platformer Lucky’s Tale, along with hundreds of free 3D 360 videos and VR movies, plus access to the ever-expanding collection of made-for-VR games and experiences on the Oculus Store.
Demo titles at launch include every thrill-seeker’s favorite: The Climb, the heartwarming, Emmy award-winning VR film: Henry, the exotic planetary experience: Farlands, and the perfect introduction to VR: Oculus Dreamdeck.
Virtual reality is being heralded as the next computing platform and with more than 100 full-featured VR games and experiences now on Rift and with more than 30 new titles scheduled to launch this year, there has never been a more exciting time to jump into VR.
From the immersive virtual worlds of Minecraft, to the upcoming sci-fi shooter: Damaged Core, to the made-for-VR CCG: Dragon Front launching later this year, there’s truly something for everyone.
UK consumers can easily test their current PC with Oculus’ compatibility tool to make sure they have everything needed to power their Rift experience.
For those requiring a new PC, the company has partnered with the world’s best manufacturers to offer Oculus Ready PCs, proven to deliver the highest VR performance available.