The best way to decide which VR headset to buy, or if you want one at all, is to try it yourself. If you’re interested in the upcoming Oculus Quest or Rift S, retailers will have demos for each headset starting at launch.
The demos are USA-only for now, but hopefully they’ll arrive in more countries in future like with the original Rift.
Facebook hasn’t said which games will be demo’d, but it’s likely the same demos preinstalled on Quest.
Since the pre-orders for both devices appear to be filling up fast, you might need to plan on doing a live demo first before deciding to buy at this rate.
Oculus Quest (Best Buy)
The Oculus Quest standalone headset will have demos at Best Buy stores, starting on May 21, the day it launches officially. Facebook hasn’t said how long these demos will run for, but they aren’t described as “limited” or anything like that.
When the demos are available, you’ll be able to find a participating Best Buy on live.oculus.com.
Rift S (Microsoft Store)
The Rift S PC VR headset will have demos at Microsoft Stores. Microsoft will sell Rift S because it runs from Windows, which is also why it won’t be selling the Quest.
Rift S demos will only be held “for a limited time” from May 21, the day it launches, so you’ll want to go soon after that date to ensure you get one.
When the demos are available, you’ll be able to find a participating Microsoft Store on live.oculus.com.
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