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HTC Vive Pro McLaren (PC)
Feeling flush with cash? Perhaps you’re mere days away from receiving a vast sum of money from that Nigerian prince who’s been emailing you. If that’s the case, the ultimate gaming gift this Christmas is the HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition, decked out in the team’s current F1 colours and weighing in at a wallet-worrying £1,450.
To be fair, the Vive Pro is the most advanced consumer-grade VR headset around, requiring a hefty PC but boasting more pixels pressed up to each eyeball than your 1080p telly and precise motion tracking. That means when you slide into the cockpit of one of the three classic McLaren F1 cars included in the bundled copy of rFactor 2 you’ll feel like you’re actually nestled in there.
There’s also a bespoke VR experience that casts you as a wheel gun-toting member of the McLaren pit crew, which doesn’t seem quite as glamorous as heroic racing driver, if we’re brutally honest.