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Oculus Rift will hit UK retailers on September 20th

Engadget Engadget 16/08/2016 Matt Brian
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Now that Oculus has caught up with the pre-order backlog for its VR headset, the Facebook-owned company has decided it's time to make the Rift available in more places. In an announcement today, Oculus announced that its VR solution will be available in a number of European and North American retailers from September 20th. In fact, consumers in the UK, France and Germany and Canada can pre-order the Rift today and have it ship late next month.

The company has lined up a long list of partners in the UK, including Amazon, John Lewis, Curry's PC World, GAME and Harrods. It'll also be available from Amazon in France and Germany, as well as Best Buy and Microsoft Stores in Canada, with a suggested retail price of £549 (€699). Some retailers will also let customers book in a demo, like HTC is doing at some Curry's PC World stores.

If you do decide to take the plunge, Oculus will bundle VR platformer Lucky's Tale, hundreds of 360-degree videos and movies and localized manuals and software. The company says it's also working with developers to ensure games and VR experiences are relevant for global customers too.

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