September 20, 2016

Oculus Rift Review 279

The Oculus Rift has been available in the United States for quite some time now. Although the company experienced a number of delays which made it very difficult to get pre-orders shipped out to customers, most everyone in the country who wanted one has one by now, so it’s completely understandable that European customers would be upset over the lack of the matte black HMD in their home country. Last month, after much backlash from customers in the European region, the Facebook owned company confirmed that it would have stock available on September 20th, 2016.

Well, that day is finally here, and customers can go out and buy units right now. Available at John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, and Game and Harrods, customers now have the opportunity to experience the future of computing, today. If you would prefer to make your order online, you can also have a unit shipped from Amazon UK, though it will obviously take a couple of days to arrive.

The units come with a free XBOX One controller along with the motion tracking camera and Lucky’s Tale, the new virtual reality plat former exclusive to the headset. This is relatively enticing due to it being $200 less than its main competitor, the HTC Vive, though buyers should note that the touch controllers are not included with the headset. Those should be coming extremely soon however, as the Oculus Connect 3 developer conference is coming early next month, and all the leaks and rumors have pointed to a release date of November 21st. While there have been no official details about the pricing of the motion controllers, we’re guessing they will cost around £199 or about $250 USD, making it jut a tad more pricy than with HTC’s Vive after all is said and done.

Are you a UK gamer? Excited to finally get your hands on the Rift?

Let us know!

 

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