HTC's Vive will value $799, ship in early April
Should you’ve been eagerly awaiting HTC’s Vive VR headset, we hope you’ve got been saving up. At Cellular World Congress at this time, HTC introduced that the buyer model of the Vive will value $799. That worth consists of the headset in addition to two wi-fi controllers with haptic suggestions. And whereas it might appear costly at first look, we have been listening to for some time that the Vive can be pricier than the Oculus Rift, which sells for $599. In fact, the Oculus Rift does not include movement controllers — these will probably be coming later this yr (and we nonetheless do not know what they will value).
The buyer model of the Vive consists of just about every part we noticed from the Vive Pre again at CES, with the addition of a extra ergonomic headstrap design and different tweaks to make it match extra individuals. HTC additionally introduced a brand new function referred to as Vive Telephone Providers, which helps you to ship and obtain calls, textual content messages and examine in your calendar with out taking off the VR headset. There’s additionally a entrance-dealing with digital camera that makes you conscious of objects in entrance of you, and the Vive’s wi-fi controllers have additionally been improved from final yr with twin-stage triggers.
HTC reps inform us that they might have simply launched the Vive Pre as we noticed it at CES, however they needed to take the additional time to ship a extra ergonomic system for shoppers. You will additionally get two video games once you order a Vive: Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives by Owlchemy Labs and Unbelievable Contraption by Northway Video games.
Pre-orders for the Vive will start on February 29, and orders will begin delivery in early April.