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October 13, 2016updated 25 Jul 2022 9:24am

Top VR experiences – Virtual reality goes mainstream – what’s on offer?

The top virtual reality experiences this month

By Hannah Williams

Not only has it been a big week in the world of virtual reality, but it also seems to have been a big month- and we’re only in the 2nd week.

With big announcements of new releases, virtual reality is really working its way up the market scale, and as predicted by Deloitte Global, VR is expected to have its first billion dollar year in 2016- well they may just be right.

Following the recent announcements, CBR lists the top VR experiences released by big brands so far this month.

1. Oculus Touch

The social networking giant, Facebook recently announced that it is developing a new headset, very different to its former Oculus Rift headset.

This headset is not expected to need personal computer to be powered, and was described as a standalone headset, which means it is wireless.

The Oculus Touch includes a second camera sensor bar, along with two games: VR Sports and The Unspoken.  The UK price for the device is £190.

2. Microsoft HoloLens

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Taking a different angle, Microsoft has announced its HoloLens headset, which will be released in six new countries, including the UK.

The company has identified its angle as ‘mixed reality’, with the headset to include sensors and features which enable users to view the real world overlaid with virtual objects in the form of hologram-like graphics.

The device has also been used by organisations such as NASA and Audi. The development edition is revealed at an expected price of over £2000, with the commercial suite versions reaching double at over £4000.

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