The Taiwan-based HTC and Bellevue, Washington-based game maker Valve have confirmed a price tag of $799 for its Vive VR Pre system when it ships in April with pre-orders beginning on leap day (Feb, 29) this month.
HTC announces hefty price tag
The price tag won’t make this for everyone and $200 more that the Rift VR system put forward by Oculus (Facebook owned) in January. It is, however, in line with the ambitiousness of the project. In addition to the two competing headsets you’ll need a proper gaming PC to power either and that will run you no less than $1000 for using either as intended.
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The HTC Vive and its full-room VR immersion was expected in late 2015 according to HTC, but from all I’ve read, will be worth the wait. The hardware has been reworked in recent months and that includes the brand new room-sensing camera that