Evidence of Samsung’s virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMDs) Gear VR’s international rollout has been around since the HMD appeared on many of Samsung’s European websites. Ever since its launch in the USA, VR enthusiasts have been wondering when it will ship. Earlier today the device was released on Samsung’s website in the UK.
The bundle is available with Samsung’s wireless gamepad controller from £199 GBP, however the device is also ready for purchase on its own for £169. At the moment, the device only works with the Galaxy Note 4 however there is evidence to suggest that the company will release a Galaxy S6 version of the HMD.
VRFocus reported yesterday on demo pods being available around the UK in selected Samsung stores. These pods featured videogames and experiences that people could try out. Afterwards it was clear that the release of the device was close.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, co-founder of Oculus VR Nate Mitchell stated that the international rollout will not be coupled with the premium option for the Oculus VR store. This option will allow people to purchase full titles. Currently there are free experiences, videos and demos, although there is a limited amount of full titles.
Samsungs’s Gear VR was available at around 9 stores around the UK however after two hours of the HMD being released it was sold out. GearVR.uk will keep you updated on the Gear VR.