HTC Vive Price Drops By $200

Just over a month ago, Oculus announced a temporary $200 price cut for its Rift VR headset and an accompanying bundle of accessories. Today, HTC responded by slashing the price on its Vive headset by $200.

The price for the Vive is now set at $599, which includes the VR headset, the two motion-controlled wands, the motion trackers, and a trial subscription to Viveport, a service that curates VR titles and allows you to select and download five VR titles per month.

This news comes as major titles like Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR, and Doom VR gear up to release on the platform. For more on HTC Vive, check out our review.

[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]

Our Take
One of the biggest barriers of entry for virtual reality since this current wave of technology launched has been the price. The cost of entry, when you combine the hardware with a machine powerful enough to support the headsets and associated software, is still steep, but a couple hundred dollars knocked off certainly helps ease that pain.

the author Brian Shea

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