HTC Vive Pro – Shipping April 5th!
Those of you anxiously waiting for details on the new HTC Vive Pro are in for a treat today! Just announced earlier today, you can now pre-order your HTC Vive Pro starting today for $799 globally. Not only did they announce the pre-orders and ship date of April 5th, 2018, they have reduced the price of the current Vive full kit by $100, bringing it down to just $499. All orders before June 3rd will come with a 6 month subscription to Viewport for free, allowing you to choose up to 5 titles a month from a collection of over 400 available titles.
Quoted from their announcement: “With the Vive Pro we are delivering the best quality display and visual experience to the most discerning VR enthusiasts. Our goal has always been to offer the most premium VR platform available and to drive adoption for VR,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM U.S, VIVE. “By lowering the price of the current Vive, we are making VR more accessible while expanding the potential market for developers. Whether you’re a VR enthusiast or new to the platform, there’s never been a better time to join the most complete VR platform available.”
According to the HTC Vive website: “The Vive Pro comes with dual-OLED displays, making for a crisper image resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD. In addition to visuals, Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier that creates a heightened sense of presence and sound through noise cancellation capabilities.”
In addition to that, the Vive Pro has been rebuilt from the ground up to maximize comfort for the most demanding VR users. With a redesigned head-strap to balance the weight better, and easy adjustment buttons for users with glasses. The Vive Pro will work with both SteamVR Tracking 1.0 and 2.0, allowing existing Vive owners to easy upgrade just the headset and continue using their current controllers and base stations.
If you’ve been holding off to get a VR headset, now is the time! The Vive Pro will bring the very best of VR to your living room come April 5th! For more details about the Vive, visit their website: https://www.vive.com/us/
To pre-order, the HTC Vive Pro, visit their webstore!