Image credit - Benoit Florençon

Image credit – Benoit Florençon

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Thinking of hopping on board the virtual reality (VR) train? Unfortunately getting into VR isn’t cheap as with headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, you will need a compatible PC. For headsets like the Sony PlayStation VR, you will need a PS4. Then you also have the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, both of which will also require you to own a compatible handset.

This means that if you don’t already meet certain of the hardware requirements, you’ll have to spend more money to meet them. This can be a rather expensive investment, which is why our readers in Paris, France will be happy to learn that cinema chain MK2 has announced that they will be letting customers rent VR headsets to try out.

These headset rentals will cost users 20 euros for 40 minutes of use. There will be the Rift, Vive, and PlayStation VR to choose from, as well as a host of games like The Climb, Star Wars Battlefront: Mission X-Wing VR, as well as simulations and various films that they can watch. According to the company’s GM Elisha Karmitz, “We are bringing VR to a multiplex-like environment with the opening of the first-ever entertainment venue fully dedicated to upscale VR experiences.”

Granted the experience is more expensive than going to the cinema, but if you wanted to see if VR is a technology that you don’t mind eventually investing in, then perhaps it could be worth checking out if you are in the area.

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