Explore a world of gaming like never before, and discover a universe of possibilities. With VR technology, you can bridge the gap between gaming and reality.
The latest cutting-edge, immersive technology, created (or re-created) environments that make you feel like you really are somewhere else. Offering 360° vision and sounds, with the ability to interact with what you can see, your movement effects what you can see. Step into virtual reality on PC, console or mobile to see and experience gaming like never before.
HTC Vive VR
Release Date: Available now
Vive is brought to you by HTC and Valve. Experience room-scale gameplay with precise motion tracking and natural controller gestures. Get a glimpse of the real world when you need it thanks to the front-facing camera. Open apps and games without taking off your headset. This is fully immersive VR.
Inside the headset
Once you put on the Vive headset, you're immersed in a world full of surprises. Walk around freely and explore everything - the Chaperone guidance system keeps you safely within the bounds of your play area. Stunning graphics make it feel so real and surreal simultaneously.
Base Station Salvation
You get 360° motion tracking with Vive thanks to breakthrough base station technology that helps the headset and controllers track their exact location in space. Freely explore and interact with the virtual world. Room-scale VR puts you at the centre of everything.
HD haptic feedback and intuitive gestures mean playing games and interacting with the virtual world comes naturally. Vive's two included wireless controllers feature 24 sensors for unobstructed movement, meaning you can do more in VR than ever before.
Experience the best games
Play, connect, create and more. Steam is the ultimate entertainment platform with the most immersive VR titles being added daily. With SteamVR, everything you love about Steam is now also available in virtual reality. Keep tabs on the newest releases, automatically download game updates and create and share content with millions of your closest friends on Steam.
Release Date: 13th October 2016
Just plug in and play. PS VR is powered by PlayStation 4, so you can simply connect the two and step into new experiences in seconds. You'll be at the centre of the action, living every detail of extraordinary new worlds - and you'll feel like you're actually inside the game.
Designed to feel like it's not there
The headset has been designed to be as light and as comfortable as possible. It's effortless to slip on and off, while its minimal weight is supported by an adjustable headband that'll fit everyone
Forget about reality
The nine LEDs across the front, back and sides of PlayStation VR are tracked by PlayStation Camera to pinpoint your precise location. This means PS4 will always know where you are, even if, with the unprecedented sense of presence PS VR creates, you sometimes forget.
Tracked by the PlayStation camera, the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller is perfectly suited to intuitive play. And with the PlayStation Move motion controller you'll be able to bring your own hands into the game.
A new world of Virtual Reality
Step into Playstation VR worlds and journey through five exclusive Playstation VR experiences from deep sea adventures, surviving a London heist and Danger Ball - the sporting event of the future! With over 50 launch titles for Playstation VR, you won't be short of games to play!
Release Date: TBC
Step into Rift.
Rift is unlike anything you've ever experienced. Whether you're stepping into your favourite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.
Seeing is believing
Rift uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view.
A sensor designed for VR
The rift sensor tracks constellations of IR LEDs to translate your movement into VR. Place the senor in front of you and you're all set. The system is designed to track you whether you're sitting down or standing up.
Great games deserve a great controller
An official Xbox One wireless controller is included with Rift which is perfect for a wide range of games and experiences. Optional Oculus Touch tracked controllers* bring your hands into VR and take your experience to another level.
*Touch controllers coming soon
Connect with the Oculus Community
Join the growing community of Rift users from around the world. Play cooperatively or test your competitive edge across all sorts of virtual reality games and experiences and discover new friends along the way.
Get ready for Virtual Reality
Full systems available
Overclockers UK have assembled a range of computer systems that are configured to provide an optimal VR experience.
They include high end components such as NVIDIA GTX graphic cards and Intel Core Processors, all assembled to deliver great performance and minimal latency. The range of full system builds include:
- OcUK Gambit GTX 970, Intel Core i5 6600 3.3GHz, 8GB 1600MHz Quad Core Gaming PC
- OcUK Gambit GTX 980Ti, Intel Core i5 6600K@4.5GHz, 16GB 2666MHz Quad Core Gaming PC
Upgrade or build your own VR ready PC
If you're looking to assemble a VR ready PC yourself, check out our range of top PC components that are required for a truly immersive virtual reality experience.
- OcUK DIY Bundle - Intel Core i5 6500 Quad Core
PlayStation VRDisplay Technology:AMOLEDDisplay Resolution:1920 x 1080Display Refresh Rate:120HzField of View:100 degrees (approx)Audio:None, jack for external headphonesBuilt-in microphone:YesIntegrated camera:NoTracking Technology:Playstation Camera optical 360 degree LED trackingSensors:Acceleorometer, gyroscopeInputs:PlayStation Move, Dual Shock 4 controllerCable length:4mWeight:610gRequirements:Playstation 4HTC ViveDisplay Technology:AMOLEDDisplay Resolution:2160 x 1200Display Refresh Rate:90HzField of View:110 x 113 degrees (approx)Audio:Ear buds included, jack for external headphonesBuilt-in microphone:YesIntegrated camera:YesTracking Technology:IR Laser 360 degree trackingSensors:Acceleorometer, gyroscopeInputs:SteamVR Controllers, PC gamepadCable length:5mWeight:563gRequirements:Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory: 4GB+ RAM
Video output: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
USB ports: 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
OS: Windows 7 64 bit or newerOculus RiftDisplay Technology:AMOLEDDisplay Resolution:2160 x 1200Display Refresh Rate:90HzField of View:94 x 93 degrees (approx)Audio:Integrated VR headphones (removable). Jack for external headphonesBuilt-in microphone:YesIntegrated camera:NoTracking Technology:Constellation camera optical 360 degree IR LED trackingSensors:Acceleorometer, gyroscope, magnetometerInputs:Xbox One controller, Oculus touchCable length:4mWeight:470gRequirements:Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory: 8GB+ RAM
Video output: HDMI 1.3 compatible
USB ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS: Windows 7 64 bit or newer
Experience VR from as little as £39.99 with a mobile VR headset!
- Experience virtual reality with the Merge VR
- Compatible with your IOS or Android smartphone
- Wide selection of VR apps available
- Download, play and watch including 360 degree videos
- Lightweight, soft foam design with a comfortable fit
- Durable and transportable
Camera access for augmented reality
Flexible foam body
Adjustable custom lenses
Dual input buttons
Virtual Reality FAQ's
Can I play my current games in VR?
For true VR, where you are inside the game, the game needs to be built from the ground up specifically to support VR or VR support needs to be developed and added to the game.
However, you will be able to play most of your existing non-VR games on a huge virtual screen. Imagine having a cinema screen all to yourself to play your game on! This is what it would be like playing a non-VR game in a VR headset.
What can I do in VR?
Play VR games of course! However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to VR applications.
Imagine sitting down and talking to your friends as if they were actually besides you or watching a VR film where you are part of the action! The future possibilities for VR are endless. Think about browsing the isles of your favourite store as if you were actually there, add something to your basket and within the hour it's delivered to your door. Or step into the showroom of a car dealership and design your perfect car, test out different colours and trims and walk around your creation, inspecting every small detail before making the order! These are all real applications in the making!
I wear glasses, can I use VR?
Generally this won't be a problem. Most VR headsets can be adjusted to give extra room for glasses. However you may need to remove your glasses if they are much wider than 14cm.
How much space do I need?
VR games can be played sitting down or standing up so you don't always need a lot of space. However some games will give a better experience if you have more room to move about. The maximum playable space is around 3m for Oculus and Playstation VR and 5m for HTC Vive.
How can I check if my PC is VR ready?
Can I use VR on my Mac?
At the moment, Vive and Oculus Rift are not compatible with Macs.
Can I use my Oculus Rift with SteamVR?
Yes, SteamVR supports the Oculus Rift. To set this up, follow these instructions.
Is the Oculus Rift compatible with the Xbox One?
No, the Rift does not work with the Xbox One or Xbox One S