HTC Vive down to £599 after big price drop

HTC Vive price drop art- now available for $599

HTC executives said at the time that the Vive's sales met the company's expectations and that it wasn't willing to discuss a price reduction. The hardware maker is cutting the price of the headset by a whopping $200 in order to make it more accessible to the mass market.

Most consumers are either unfamiliar with VR headsets or not interested in owning one.

It maybe cheaper but PlayStation VR doesn't offer the same level of immersion as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. This takes the price down to a more affordable US$599.00. The new price is applicable to Vive.com, and we can expect that price to move through the e-tail and retail channel.

Anyone purchasing an HTC Vive headset will receive a free trial to Viveport subscription which contains a catalog of VR games and users can choose and play up to 5 titles during the month-long trial period. There's no word yet ion how much that device will cost, but it will likely be just as expensive as high-end VR headsets like the Vive or the Rift.

The Vive headset comes with two motion controllers and two sensors that deliver "room-scale" VR, allowing you to walk around and explore virtual worlds within a relatively small space in your home. Well, they couldn't be more wrong about this since Vive US General Manager Dan O'Brien went out and publicly stated that this isn't the case. Although this is quite a large price decrease, as $200 could net someone a PS4 or XBox One in some areas, does this make the technology a viable option for the everyday consumer? 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. While Oculus Touch and the HTC Vive controllers have been designed specifically for VR, offering greater accuracy and intuitive controls.

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