After announcing the launch of its new HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the US earlier this month for $799, HTC has today announced pricing for the UK and Europe with prices set at £689 in the UK and €899 across Europe.
HTC will start taking preorders for their new virtual reality headsets later today from 10am Eastern time on February 29th and as you would expect orders will be limited to one unit per customer.
Bundled with the HTC Vive VR pre-order will be VR apps the Fantastic Contraption, Job Simulator and Google’s Tilt Brush which can be seen in the video below.
Featuring a state-of-the-art headset, two wireless controllers, and room-scale motion tracking. See, hear, and experience worlds beyond imagination. Vive is brought to you by HTC and Valve. Uniting passion, talent, and innovation, Vive delivers on the promise of VR with best-in-class technology and content.
Fantastic Contraption, by Northway Games in collaboration with Radial Games: Imagine walking around a grassy island floating in the sky, building a machine the size of a horse with your own hands, then watching it roll out into the world.
Job Simulator, by Owlchemy Labs: In a firmly tongue-in-cheek world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the ‘Job Simulator’ to learn what it was like ‘to job’.
Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO, HTC explains more :
From the beginning, Vive has been at the forefront of virtual reality, with HTC pioneering several ground breaking technologies. Since announcing Vive this time last year, we have worked tirelessly with Valve to deliver the best VR experience on the market, winning multiple awards and receiving critical acclaim from media, consumers and the industry. With the Vive consumer edition we are now able to realize our ultimate vision; bringing Vive into homes around the globe so that people can experience immersive virtual reality in a away that fires the imagination and truly changes the world.
For pricing in your specific region jump over to the HTC website via the link below.