HTC Vive To Cost $799

Valve and HTC claims to have made a VR Technological Breakthrough - Delaying the HTC Vive

HTC Vive  To Cost $799


The HTC Vive’s pricing has been announced!  The headset will cost $799.99. This is $200 more expensive than the Vive’s main competitor the Oculus Rift, which is priced at $599.99. This pricing has been confirmed by HTC and Pre-orders will start on February 29th at 10am EST, which is 3pm in UK time. 

The HTC Vive will come with the headsets motion controllers, better head tracking and other unique features. One of the most recent additions to the HTC Vive has been the addition of it’s front facing camera, which allows users to see real life objects inside the virtual environment, which not only greatly improves the safety of using the unit, but also allows the user to snack or drink while using the unit, which would be a lot easier than needing to take of the headset in order to eat or drink. 


HTC Vive To Cost $799


The price was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it was confirmed that the device come with an internal microphone and integrated Bluetooth support to communicate with a variety of smartphones. This will allow you to answer your phone using the VR headset. 

For a limited time, the system will also come bundled with two new VR titles: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.

Right now we know that the HTC Vive will become available in March of this year. Given the fact that it will ship with motion controls and the fact that the headset is technologically more advanced, it is unsurprising that it will command a higher price than the Oculus Rift, though this may have a huge impact on the units adoption. 

Right now the HTC Vive uses a 2160×1200 screen that runs at 90Hz, meaning that the HTC Vive will have a resolution of 1080×1200 for each eye, which is the same resolution as the Oculus Rift and a higher resolution than used on Playstation VR.  


Valve and HTC claims to have made a VR Technological Breakthrough - Delaying the HTC Vive


VR is something that has been claimed as to be the next big thing for entertainment for many years now, but now as these devices heading to the market with such high price tags it may take many years for these devices like this to become the norm, especially given that it also requires an expensive PC to use. 


Pre-order Information

The countdown has begun and is ticking away toward 10 a.m. Eastern time on Monday 2/29 at which time pre-orders will open worldwide with pre-order fulfillment and full commercial availability starting early April 2016.

Vive will be delivered as a complete kit allowing users to instantly jump into a fully immersive virtual environment using two wireless controllers, 360 degree tracking and room scale movement sensors. The integration of SteamVR into the bundle ensures that all Vive equipment is kept up-to-date with the latest features.


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