Plug into the latest innovation in gaming, with a virtual reality headset! Bridge the gap between gaming and reality and experience all your favourite games like never before. The next step of gaming is upon us, it's time to get your head in the game and immerse yourself in a gaming universe unlike any other!
The cutting edge technology behind virtual reality gaming headsets will allow you to travel into your favourite gaming titles and promises to change the face of gaming! All the Virtual Reality headsets currently in development will make going behind the screens feasible, each offering their own unique versions of virtual reality.
Release Date: October 2016
Feel your favourite games with PlayStation VR, from Sony.
Featuring OLED display, super-low latency, and 3D audio technology; PlayStation VR puts you at the heart of your games. Slip on the visor-style head-mounted display and see, hear, and feel every facet of your favourite games.*
Drift into another dimension with Oculus Rift, from Oculus VR.
Featuring ultra-low latency 360 degree head tracking and stereoscopic 3D view, Oculus Rift is your ticket to a virtual environment. Wear the head-mounted display and wander into the worlds and stories of your favourite games.
The Oculus Touch presents an all new and exciting way to play.
Instead of one controller the Oculus Touch gives players a pair of tracked controllers that deliver hand presence - the sensation of feeling as though your virtual hands are actually your own. Oculus Touch will take the VR experience one step further, enabling users to feel as well see.*
Valve HTC Vive
Experience vivid virtual realism with Valve HTC Vive, from HTC and Valve.
Featuring a 1200x1080 pixel screen, room-scale technology, and immersive audio; Valve HTC Vive pulls your games through your screens and into your rooms. Pull on your headset and dive into the next generation of gaming.*
The HoloLens isn't just a virtual gaming headset, it aims to bring the world of holograms to your living room!
The stuff of science fiction is now a reality. With advanced senors and a powerful holographic processing unit, the HoloLens lets you interact and create a world of holograms around you. As if that wasn't enough, the HoloLens gives you complete freedom with its wireless and comfortable design!*
Bring together your mobile phone and virtual reality experience with the headset from Merge!
Developed to be durable, comfortable and mobile, the Merge virtual reality headset has been sculpted out of marshmallow-soft foam. Compatible with iOS and Android systems, the headset is designed to give you complete freedom to immerse yourself in your favourite games anywhere you go!*
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
Oculus RiftWhat does it run on?• NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater.
• Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater.
• 8GB+ RAM.What comes with it?• Removable audio and mic
• Official Xbox One Wireless controller
• A tracking sensor to translate your movements into VR
• Oculus remoteDisplayDisplay: OLED
Resolution: 2160 x 1200
Refresh Rate: 90Hz
Field of View: 110 DegreesSensor360 degree positional tracking systemLine up of gamesLucky's Tale and EVE: Valkyrie are included with the Rift. Other games include; Rock Band, Bullet Train, P.O.L.L.E.N, World War ToonsMerge VRWhat does it run on?Recommeneded: iPhone 6 and newer, Galaxy S5 and newer, HTC M8 and newer, LG G4 and newer.What comes with it?Aside from the App that accompanies the Goggles, Merge are realeasing a controller for purchase in 2016DisplayN/ASensorN/ALine up of gamesVR compatible games, videos, and experiences are all available from the Merge Start AppHTC ViveWhat does it run on?TBCWhat comes with it?• Audio jack to plug your favourite headphones into
• Motion tracking sensors
• Wirless VR controllersDisplayDisplay: OLED
Resolution: 2160 x 1200
Refresh Rate: 90Hz
Field of View: 110 DegreesSensorFront-facing camera and motion tracking sensorsLine up of gamesSteam have created a number of games compatible on HTC Vive; Rail Adventures, Grand Canyon VR Experience, Hover Junkers, Shadow, Ops, Calibre 10 Racing, Euro Truck Simulator, Half Life 2, PLUS MOREPlayStation VRWhat does it run on?Runs on the PS4 with an additional box that connects to the PS4 via USB and HDMIWhat comes with it?TBCDisplayDisplay: OLED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Field of View: 100 DegreesSensorPS VR uses the PlayStation Camera to provide trackingLine up of gamesFinal Fantasy XIV, Hatsune Miku, Summer Lesson, Danganronpa VR ,Gran Turismo Sport, Tekken 7 , Robinson: The Journey.
Virtual Reality FAQ's
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality is due to take 2016 by storm, but what exactly is it?
Simply put, Virtual Reality is the simulation of real or imaginary environments. It allows the total immersion of sight and sound to place the user in a virtual, yet seemingly real, computer generated setting.
Whether your exploring a fantasy world, watching a VR film, plunging into the depths of the ocean, or just catching up with your friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there doing it!
When will VR be released?
There are Virtual Reality headsets already on sale at GAME, like Merge VR.
Oculus are currently taking pre-orders for their hotly anticipated Rift headset which goes on sale in June 2016. The release date of the HTC Vive is unknown, however, pre-orders are expected to begin late February. According to Sony, its own gaming headset, 'PlayStation VR', will be arriving in 2016. This truly is the year for Virtual Reality.
How much will VR cost?
Virtual Reality could be yours for a price of £49.99 here at GAME!
The Merge VR headset utilises the power of what's already in your pocket - your smart phone - for just £49.99. It is not yet known how much the Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR will cost at GAME, but by registering your interest you can find out as soon as we know!
What does my PC need to be VR ready?
Being the engine that powers the Rift and the Vive, it is crucial to have the right PC specification to optimise the experience! Oculus have released their recommended PC specification to power the Rift;
• Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
• CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
• Memory: 8GB+ RAM
• Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
• USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
• OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
What does OLED display refer to?
The Oculus Rit, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR headsets all boast OLED display, but what exactly is it?
OLED refers to organic light-emitting diodes. To create a TV image you only need red, green and blue light. OLEDs work by putting electricity through certain materials to glow these specific colours, making the image lighter and more efficient. They can also use colour filters to block light which makes a ?perfect black? to enhance the vibrancy of colour.
I wear prescription glasses, is this a problem?
In terms of the Rift, Oculus addressed this issue in June 2015 when stating their headsets would feature a physical IPD adjustment as well as being made more comfortable for those who wear glasses.
Similarly, Merge have stated that the lenses can be adjusted to where the user's pupils are. Because of its unique high-end foam body, the Merge VR goggles can also comfortably accommodate glasses.
Terms and Conditions: All products are currently in development and are not representative of the final product.