HTC vive vr

We’ve been waiting on HTC to drop the pricing on their Vive VR headset for awhile now and they’ve finally done so at Mobile World Congress 2016, but we can’t say we’re terribly impressed.

The device we’re talking about here is the consumer version of the HTC Vive VR headset, produced in collaboration with Valve. And the price? $799. That’s $200 more than the Oculus Rift, which retails for $599. However you could say the reason why they’re more expensive is because they come with two wireless controllers equipped with haptic feedback (which the Rift lacks).


Aside from the pricing, they’ve also announced the Vive Phone Services feature that lets you answer and make calls, texts and check your calendar without removing the headset as well as a front facing camera that allows you to see objects in front of you.


Oh, and they’ve added more straps to make it wearable by a bigger variety of head sizes. Those who purchase the Vive will receive two games along with it, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives by Owlchemy Labs and Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games.

Pre-orders for the Vive will open 29 February 2016 and will ship early April this year.