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, GearVR.uk will keep you updated on the latest news.