HTC cut Vive VR price by £190
Reducing the price rift
In a slightly tardy response to the discounting of the Oculus Rift, HTC has officially reduced the price of the HTC Vive Virtual Reality Kit to £599 – a priced drop of nearly £200 for the UK.The Vive Virtual Reality Starter Kit comprises a VR headset, two Vive wand controllers, and two tracking boxes. Of course, you’ll also need a fairly high-specced gaming PC setup in order to actually use it.
For context, at the time of publishing you can pick up an Oculus Rift bundle including a Headset and Oculus Touch Controllers for £399 in the UK on a limited time offer, although this has been running for some time.
All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where you can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of some of the most popular pieces of VR in Google’s Tilt Brush, EverestVR, and Richie’s Plank Experience.
HTC claims the Vive has the best tracking technology and most complete VR ecosystem on the market and they continue to invest in growing the Vive hardware ecosystem. Google, Apple, Intel, UPS, Volkswagen, SalesForce and dozens of other global brands have all lined up with Vive for their VR efforts, and there’s more to come in the back half of the year.
We’ll soon see more AAA content coming to Vive with Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR, as well as some other titles to be announced.
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