HTC Vive Pro Will be $799, Original Vive Drops to $499

Mar 20, 2018, 01:59
HTC Vive Pro Will be $799, Original Vive Drops to $499

As such, the HTC Vive Pro has been announced and in addition to this, the original version is also seeing a significant price reduction.

The second generation headset is available now for pre-orders, with the Taiwanese giant also set to include a six-month subscription to Viveport with units picked up before 3 June. It now features a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly and features easy simple adjustment buttons for Vive users with glasses. The original Vive is available to order here ate the lower price. "Whether you're a VR enthusiast or new to the platform, there's never been a better time to join the most complete VR platform available".

You and a friend will get to watch the film ahead of everyone else and also try out HTC Vive's immersive game adaptation of the Oasis first hand.

The Vive Pro will start shipping on April 5th for $799. And unlike the Vive Pro, the $499 Vive comes with two base stations and two touch controllers.

You're going to need a serious GPU to cope with the rigours of VR, so check out our best graphics card guide. The Vive Pro is also compatible with HTC's new wireless tracking stations that allow up to four sensors to be connected in virtual reality, resulting in an up to 10 by 10 meter play space.

Introduced at CES in January, the Vive Pro offers a "78 percent increase in resolution over the current Vive" as well as built-in headphones for improved audio. With the announcement and now impending launch of the Vive Pro, it's clear that HTC and Oculus are heading in two completely different directions. The only option you have right now is to get both a Vive system and the Vive Pro headset, which would cost you a hefty sum. The company seems to be pushing the new Vive Pro as a more premium VR experience. It is also created to be more comfortable and convenient, featuring built-in headphones, a redesigned face cushion and nose pad that blocks more light, and a dial to adjust the headstrap in place of a Velcro fastening.