It’s the 20th of September, and just as Oculus promised its Rift virtual reality headset is now available in Europe, both online and in retail stores.
If you’ve been anxiously waiting to jump into the world of virtual reality, you now have one extra option at your disposal: the Oculus Rift. The headset is available for £549 in the UK, at John Lewis, Currys PC World, Game and Harrods as well as online on Amazon UK.
You’ll also find the virtual reality headset for €699 EUR on Amazon and FNAC in France, MediaMarkt, Saturn and Amazon DE in Germany. If you happen to live in Canada there’s good news for you as well, as the Oculus Rift is now available in the true north as well, at Best Buy and Microsoft’s online stores. That being said it's still early in the day, so some listings aren't showing up just yet.
Unfortunately, one piece of the puzzle is still missing. Oculus’ fancy, specially designed Touch controllers are still nowhere to be found. A previous leak had hinted that the Touch controllers might become available today as well and be priced around €200 EUR. However, the accessories haven’t materialized just yet so users will have to make do with the Xbox One controller included in the box.