Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift: Facebook's virtual reality mask is available in France

699 euros. This is the price that will have to pay to offer, from this Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Oculus Rift of Facebook. The virtual reality mask is available in France via the distributor FNAC. According to the press release sent to newsrooms by Zuckerberg’s firm, “each Rift” – we say “Rift” at Facebook -” comes with the famous Lucky’s Tale virtual reality platform, as well as hundreds of free 3D videos and VR movies, in addition to access to all the games and VR experiences available on the Oculus Store”. Attention, the mask does not work with any PC ! You must therefore test your machine using a compatibility tool to ensure that the Rift will not remain opaque like a log once connected to your computer (concretely, a series of operations to be carried out from your machine on the Oculus technical support site). “In case the purchase of a new PC is necessary, we have partnered with the best manufacturers in the world to offer users Oculus-ready PCs, known for offering the most optimal VR performance existing” takes over Facebook, which has thought of everything. Will the virtual reality craze be strong enough to trigger such cascading purchases ?… Take the bets ! First on the market, it was in any case normal for the Oculus Rift to trigger hostilities. Because 2016 will see the arrival of the 2 other heavyweights of virtual reality : the HTC Vive, a mask with undeniable technical qualities, and Sony with its Playstation VR, accessory of its flagship console, the Playstation 4, already present in 30 million homes around the world. The prices of these devices will be decisive in the fight for the first place in consumer salons.

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