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HTC Vive dated for April, costs $799


HTC Vive, which is the Steam VR device, will be released in April, with pre-orders taking place from February 29, well that's if you can afford the $799 that it'll take to buy it (expect that price to be higher in the UK).

The Vive virtual reality headset comes with two wireless controllers and Lighthouse sensors, allowing users to experience room-scale VR right out of the box. The headset also comes with both Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.







Do you think this sounds quite expensive, especially when you have to factor in the cost of buying or upgrading a PC? Let us know your thoughts below.

Edited On 22 Feb, 2016

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Turniplord 9 months ago
was gonna post on this - read it this morning - I wonder how well this and the Rift will sell at the stupid price - Maybe its a good price for the tech, but for general consumers its very expensive. Lets see what Sony do....
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Turniplord 9 months ago
plus, the 2 free games are nothing more than tech demos, at least the rift has real games with it rather than these, however I still feel the price doesn't justify it
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Joe2120 9 months ago
Lot of money eh?
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Turniplord 9 months ago
yeah, I thought the 600 rift was expensive, now this at 800 (even though the rumours were 1500) - at least you get 2 wireless controller things rather than an xbox one controller with this (as with the rift you have to buy their wireless controllers seperate)
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Joe2120 9 months ago
This is apparently the best VR as it has room sensors.
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Neil 9 months ago
I heard the Rift also came with an Xbone controller
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Turniplord 9 months ago
yeah, rift has the xbox one controller (which most people are saying is pointless as most people who will get one of these probably game a lot so will already have either a 360 or Xbox one controller) - but the 2 wireless controllers they are making are out later in the year and not included. These seem to be putting the custom made controllers with it in the base price. I don't see the point using an Xbox one controller, wont it ruin the immersion if your hands are clasped to a controller?
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Neil 9 months ago
Ahh, it depends, I watched a video of someone touching a flat surface in real life but the game world had the surface as uneven, they thought it was uneven in real life. I guess vision is likely the strongest sense, guessing it depends on the person and how into the VR you are

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