HTC Vive price drops like the Oculus Rift to make…

HTC Vive price drops like the Oculus Rift to make…

HTC Vive price drops like the Oculus Rift to make…

You'll also get a free copy of Tilt Brush, Everest VR and Richie's Plank Experience. This is the Vive's first major price cut, having only previously offered a one day discount since launch.

It's still an expensive purchase, to be sure, but when you're building or even upgrading your PC to handle VR, every dollar counts, and $200 off the Vive price tag can go a long way.

It maybe cheaper but PlayStation VR doesn't offer the same level of immersion as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Oculus and parent company Facebook clearly want to sell a lot more headsets, but now HTC is striking back with a Vive price cut. HTC is aware of this, which is why it's given the Vive VR a major price cut.

The Vive headset price has been lowered by $200/£200 to $599 in the U.S. 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. HTC justified the higher price by offering a more comprehensive package than the competition, which included hand controllers and the ability to move around in a pre-defined trackable space, whereas the Rift merely offered seated and standing experiences with gamepad controls.

To sweeten the deal a bit more, HTC is also offering a free trial for its Viveport subscription service. In the United Kingdom the price has also been discounted to £599, which is a £90 discount from its launch price.

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HTC said there are more than 3600 titles available across Steam and Viveport for Vive, and pointed to the upcoming release of Fallout 4 and Doom VFR from Bethesda.

The Vive now has more than 3600 titles across Steam and Viveport and was recently found to be the most popular headset for VR game development.

O'Brien notes that HTC has upgraded elements like the Vive's cable system without declaring a new generation of hardware, and says that kind of iterative design will probably continue for some time.

Now is a great time to jump onto the VR train, all aboard folks!

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