Oculus Rift, the VR headset company that Facebook bought for $2bn in 2014, has confirmed that it will be available in the UK from 20th September.

It has a RRP of £549/€699/Can$849 and will be available in the UK, for example, from Amazon.co.uk, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, GAME and (of course) Harrods. Each headset will come with “hundreds” of free 360 games and VR films to get users started and then they can buy or download more from the dedicated Oculus Store. As we reported back in January when US pre-orders for the hardware opened, many users will find they have to pay to upgrade their PCs to be Oculus-ready. Chipset maker Nvidia claimed that only 13m PCs this year will have the necessary graphical power to support VR – less than 1% of all PCs in use.

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