Gear VR Demos Shown Around The UK

Lately there has been a lot of speculation regarding Samsung’s virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) the Gear VR’s international launch. This is because of its appearance on many of Samsung’s European websites, with some even showing shipping dates. Though the UK is yet to be added to the list of sites, it appears that the European rollout will be following soon.

Despite there being no formal announcement VRFocus has reported on adverts and demos being available in many of Samsung’s stores across the UK. It is currently unknown what demos are being shown and which stores will feature them, although it is clear that preparations are being made to rollout in the UK.

Samsung’s Gear VR runs on a Galaxy Note 4, a noticeably large Android phone which is used to power the VR experiences. Players can download content on the Oculus VR Share store which will allow users to play for free, though there is a premium option to be made available in the near future.

Oculus VR’s co-founder Nate Mitchell stated at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that the international release and premium content are not coupled. Until more is known, will keep you updated on the latest news.

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2 Comments on Gear VR Demos Shown Around The UK

  1. I am a bit surprised at Samsung at not putting out some sort of apology at the delay of the gear vr in Europe. it would seem that they don’t really care what people think and are not bothered if any one is upset about it. such arrogance could cost them dearly especially if someone was thinking of buying one of their tvs. good customer service is what will make people remember the brand name and keep people coming back for more. especially if it is a good product. Samsung should remember that they are not the only ones making vr systems and if someone else comes along with just a good a product as gear vr, people will flock to it because of the lack of concern shown by Samsung and downright devil may care attitude. success in America will not equate with success in Europe the next time even if gear vr2 will be better. a few words of consideration does not cost a lot and can go a long way in gaining kudos with customers.

  2. I had a go on one on Tuesday at the Samsung store in Bournemouth. The saleswoman was very handy with the Gear VR although I did’t a great deal of guidance as I have a DK1 and I’m fully versed on the features of the Gear VR.

    The experience as stunning. Sure you can still see the pixels, but nothing like the DK1. The two biggest surprises were the comfort of the Gear VR and the camera pass through function – which work remarkably well.

    All in all, I can’t wait to get my hands on the Gear VR!

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