HTC Vive VR Headset Receives a $200 Discount


As far as VR headsets go, the HTC Vive is quite a good option, and now a new price reduction has been announced, meaning it has lost $200 Dollars from its $799 price tag. In the United Kingdom the price has also been discounted to £599, which is a £90 discount from its launch price. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of some of the most popular pieces of VR in Google's Tilt Brush, EverestVR, and Richie's Plank Experience.

The HTC Vive is often considered to be the best of the three main gaming headsets from a technical standpoint. This is the Vive's first major price cut, having only previously offered a one day discount since launch. That's all you'll need to play any Vive-compatible virtual reality games on Steam, and if you haven't dabbled in VR yet, you've got a lot to explore. And with the said price drop, the company expects more people to adopt it. The most successful VR headset at present is still the mobile-based Samsung Gear VR. The US G.M. stated the following regarding Vive's $200 discount: "We want to really significantly boost VR adoption across the globe". HTC Vive now costs $599 with the price cut, which means it's now the same price as Facebook's Oculus Rift. 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.

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The Vive officially launched in April of 2016, and it's been cruising along with a healthy majority of VR market share ever since.