HTC Vive VR gaming headset gets huge £200 price cut in UK

22 August, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Bridget Leonard
  • Image Credit HTC

The company expects the current HTC Vive model to remain relevant in the VR market for the foreseeable future through the end of 2018.

That recent Oculus Rift price reduction and sale must've moved a lot of on-the-fence VR adopters into action. HTC Vive announced today that they're dropping the tethered VR headset's price $200 specifically to make it more accessible to the mass market. Now a majority of people crave to own a VR headset to experience this novelty or simply as a status symbol. In the United Kingdom, the Vive is now £160 cheaper meaning that it will now cost you a mere £599.

The Vive headset price has been lowered by $200/£200 to $599 in the USA and £599 in the United Kingdom - though that is still $200/£200 considerably more expensive than the price of an Oculus Rift VR headset and Touch controllers at its current limited time only price. Google, Apple, Intel, UPS, Volkswagon, SalesForce and dozens of other global brands have all lined up with Vive for their VR efforts, and there's more to come in the back half of the year. For that, we'll need further price cuts, advancements and adoption beyond gaming (Facebook).

As reported by Polygon, the discounted package comes with the headset, two motion controllers, and two wall-mounted sensors that are used to deliver "room-scale" virtual reality. Oculus in July said that its Rift and Touch were available for $399 for a limited time. That's a full $200 less than its launch price just over a year ago.


Reducing the price of Vive was a no-brainer for HTC since the price difference between the Vive and the Rift was just too large (both started at $800 at launch).

We're not going to be coy about it, we absolutely love the HTC Vive. The rival VR headset is now $399 during the limited-time sale, and will cost $499 when it is over.

The platform has mostly been populated by short experiences, but we're expecting to see a raft of premium AAA content arriving shortly, including Fallout 4 and Doom VFR from Bethesda.

Recommended:



Popular

Georgia ranked same place as coaches poll — Preseason AP poll
Despite having the most ranked teams in the preseason poll, only one of the six ranked SEC teams is in the Top 10 - No. 1 Alabama. It is also OU's highest preseason ranking under a first-year coach since beginning at No. 2 under Gomer Jones in the 1964 season.

China, US militaries agree to boost ties to avoid war
Getting the North Korean government to agree would be no easy thing, and even if they did, the threat would not be eliminated. South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, is profoundly committed to reunification of North and South Korea.

Military Drills Emerge as Key Obstacle to US-North Korea Talks
Moon, who took office in May, announced on his 100th day in office that US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea. Last year's exercise is known to have had a total of 25,000 US troops, including 2,500 overseas reinforcements.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Story Mode Confirmed; Android 16, 18 Confirmed And More
More nuggets on the online portion of the game were also divulged, with six players participating in three-versus-three matches. As for Android 16, he was not present in Future Trunks' timeline, and he was Doctor Gero's first creation before 17 and 18.

Cruise ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production
Although Tom Cruise sustained a leg injury in his accident, he at least survived the ordeal and will eventually return to work. He hit the building on a "slightly different angle" than the previous times.

2 dead, 8 injured in Finland stabbing attack
The knife attack appears to have focused on Turku's downtown as people were urged to avoid the city center of the Finnish city. One person has been "apprehended", Finnish police said, adding "several people had been stabbed" in two squares in the city.

Trump Elevates Status of Pentagon's Cyber Command
In a statement, Trump said the unit would be ranked at the level of Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations. Its new title will let CyberCom use computer networks for military purposes without having to get permission from the U.S.

GoDaddy bans Neo-Nazi site for derogatory article on Charlottesville victim
GoDaddy has previously come under sharp criticism for hosting The Daily Stormer and other sites that spread hate. The Daily Stormer site is inaccessible as of writing, which suggests it has not found a new domain provider yet.

University of Florida denies request for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak
That said, the University of Florida remains unwaveringly dedicated to free speech and the spirit of public discourse. Spencer has requested space at the Gainesville campus for September 12 and school President W.

Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on carrot in garden
It was 2004, and Grams had just pulled out a particularly large weed on the family farm when she noticed the ring was gone. A Canadian woman's missing engagement ring turned up 13 years later stuck around a carrot on her family's farm .