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HTC Vive estimated higher cost VR headset

HTC Vive estimated higher cost than other VR headsets

Recent news was #release about the Oculus Rift price, an expensive way to get into the #virtualreality game scene with the revealed $599 price. The HTC Vive, the one being developed by both HTC and Valve, is reportedly to cost $1,500 USD.

The report from Focus Taiwan, another site that sources the estimate from foreign brokerages. Needless to say, this is a rumor as of now.

The HTC Vive will go up for pre-order on February 29, 2016. It’s worth noting that we didn’t learn about the Oculus Rift’s official price until it was officially up for pre-order last week, so we might not hear the real word on HTC’s VR entry until the last day of February.

Features:

  • SteamVR Powered – Room-scale experiences, absolute tracking, chaperone guidance and everything you love about Steam, now in VR.
  • Room-scale – Two base stations enable 360˚ room-scale motion tracking let you roam around freely and explore anything–you’re at the center of the experience.
  • Headset – 32 sensors, 110° field of view, 2160 x 1200 resolution, 90 Hz refresh rate.
  • Wireless controllers – two wireless, rechargeable controllers with dual stage triggers, trackpad and HD haptic feedback.
  • Chaperone – Keeps information about the real world available when you need it with chaperone bounds and a front-facing camera.
  • Phone Services – Answer incoming calls, check your text messages and view calendar event reminders as you play.

HTC has been clear about this headset would be premium, but $1,500 though? What do you think about that price point?

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