The New Samsung Gear VR with Controller is Available Now

April 24th, 2017


The new Samsung Gear VR with controller, powered by Oculus, is now officially available for purchase, and has over 20 titles for its launch. The new Gear VR headset was unveiled in February at the MWC and now the end users have the chance to put their hands on the updated version with the needed new addition – the controller. With the controller, you can use your hand to point, drag and drop, tilt, shoot, and more, making it easier than before to interact with VR games and experiences. The controller leaves the annoying tapping on the side of the headset in the past and is designed for one-handed use. It also has dedicated “Home”, “Volume”, and “Back” buttons.

Samsung Gear VR has always looked like the most easily approachable VR headset (along Google Cardboard), and if you already have to one, you won’t even need the whole new package for $129, as you can purchase just the controller for $39. The controller is compatible with the previous Gear VR versions as it connects via Bluetooth to the VR-enabled Samsung phones like the Galaxy S6, S7, and now – S8.

The 20+ titles at launch are just the tip of the iceberg, though, as Oculus promises 50+ additional titles for the coming months. The available titles at the moment are:

A Night Sky
Dragon Front
Drop Dead
Facebook 360
Hidden Fortune
HoloGrid: Monster Battle VR
Ocean Rift
Star Chart
SWAT Academy
The Hospital: Allison’s Diary
Vendetta Online
Viral Quarantine
Zed Shot

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