Oculus co-founder describes Rift as heavy and costly, suggests mobile VR is the future

Oculus opened pre-orders for the Oculus Rift earlier this year on 6 January at 4pm before shipping two months later in March 2016. All orders were processed via the US until September 2016, when the headset became readily available to buy in the UK from the likes of GAME and Amazon. You can find out more about ordering the headset in the UK below.

The Oculus Rift is now available to buy in the UK from GAME for £549. Click here to view the deal. It's also available on Amazon for the same price. This price gets you the Oculus Rift, the sensor, the remote, an Xbox One wireless controller with batteries, adaptor and extender, plus all the necessary cords. It also ships with the game Lucky's Tale, but not EVE: Valkyrie as it did when it first launched.

A major announcement after the 11 June 2015 event was that the Oculus Rift wouldn't come with a propitiatory controller. Instead, thanks to partnership with Microsoft, it would ship with an Xbox One Wireless Controller.

The Xbox Controller was just the start as Oculus Touch, Oculus' answer to HTC Vive's bespoke controllers, are now available to buy. Oculus Touch are new wireless controllers which track your hands. There is one for each hand and features an analogue stick, two buttons and a trigger. There's also haptic feedback and a matrix of sensors which can identify poses like pointing, waving and thumbs up.

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