Gear VR is Now Shipping and Oculus Concepts is Live

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
November 19, 2015

Today is a historic moment for VR. The new Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, is now shipping in the US, with international pre-orders rolling out now. You can learn more about the new Gear VR on


If you want to check out Gear VR, you can demo and purchase it at select Best Buy and AT&T stores starting today, with T-Mobile coming soon.

Gear VR offers an immersive mobile VR experience that can transport you to another world through hundreds of VR games, thousands of hours of streaming movies and videos, and over 200,000 360 photos.


Grab a high quality Bluetooth gamepad such as the SteelSeries Stratus XL to go with the Gear VR headset for the best gaming experience!


Action-packed arcade shooter, EVE: Gunjack, by CCP Games

More than 25 brand new made-for-VR games and experiences are coming to Gear VR by early December. You can now play the highly anticipated EVE: Gunjack and fight mutants with Mortal Blitz VR. In the next week, you’ll be able to explore VR’s first aquatic safari park in Ocean Rift and interact with cute and mischievous monsters in Finding Monsters.

And if you haven’t already, check out Oculus Social Alpha where you can meet up with your friends in VR.


Share your experiments with the world through Oculus Concepts

We’re excited to announce that Oculus Concepts is now available on Gear VR! Concepts is a new part of the Oculus Store where developers can distribute experimental apps and games, and give people early access to their content.


Concepts is also a great way to discover content that’s on the bleeding edge of VR development. You can download and purchase apps in the new Concepts section of the Oculus Store.

Developers can submit apps to Concepts starting today — all the details are in the Gear VR Submission Guidelines.

Many of the best VR games on the Oculus platform were heavily influenced by getting out to the community early. We hope Concepts helps developers continue to take risks, share ideas early, and define the future of VR gaming and entertainment. We look forward to your feedback as we continue to add new features to Concepts in the coming months.

Oculus Community Game Night: VR Karts

Join us tonight, from 5-7pm PT, for the first Community Game Night with VR Karts on Gear VR! Play alongside Oculus team members and a few special guests, including Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey.


View details for the Community Game Night on the Facebook event page. We look forward to seeing you on the virtual racetrack.

— The Oculus team