GAME is taking pre-orders on a £49.99 Merge VR headset

A cut-price virtual reality headset will go on sale exclusively at GAME next month.

The Merge VR headset works with iOS and Android smartphones. It will retail for 49.99 and currently has a release date of October 30th. The tech will also be available to try in some GAME stores from the middle of next month.

The Merge headset is designed to be soft and lightweight and survive being lugged about in a bag all day. The lenses are adjustable to try and make the viewing experience and good as it can be for all users.

Virtual Reality is the topic on everyone’s lips at the moment,” GAME’s UK retail MD Charlotte Knight said. With gamers eager to see what’s coming next, we’re incredibly excited to give our customers exclusive access to this new technology.

At GAME we’re passionate about making the latest technology accessible for everyone. The Merge VR headset does exactly that, offering the Virtual Reality experience to gamers and families. For those thinking about Christmas gifting, the Merge VR headset is the perfect present for under 50.”

Merge VR co-founder Andrew Trickett added: "Our virtual reality products make it so easy to jump into these new worlds – it’s amazingly powerful. With new VR content being created every day, and 360 degree video gaining popularity, virtual reality is becoming a mainstream form of entertainment."

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