Drops the price of the non-Pro version
HTC has started taking pre-orders for its Vive Pro VR headset which was unveiled earlier this year at the CES 2018 show, and it comes with a rather steep $799 price tag.
The Oculus Rift has overtaken the HTC Vive on the monthly Steam hardware survey for the first time since the launch of both headsets in early 2016.
You end up with US $200-priced GTX 1070 FE
HTC has launched a rather neat bundle that offers the Vive VR headset together with Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition and a copy of Fallout VR, all for $799.
From US $799 down to US $599
A recent price drop of the Oculus Rift VR headset has rather forced HTC's hand to lower the price of its VR headset as well, pushing it from US $799, down to US $599.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 inside
Google and Qualcomm are quite serious about their Daydream VR plans and the announcement that HTC VIVE plans a premium standalone VR headset for the Chinese market definitely confirms their commitment.
Available June 6th for $99
HTC hsaidthat starting June 6th, all of its Vive headset customers can buy an integrated headphone solution to improve the ergonomics of the device and provide a more comfortable experience during extended use. Which means the last iteration can't have been much cop.
Vive headset experiences shortage of key components
HTC’s overall device sales next year are expected to hit a plateau as the company experiences a slowdown in smartphone shipments while facing difficulties in increasing shipments of its Vive virtual reality headsets.
Sony's $399 VR headset expected to take the lead
According to a recent estimate from virtual reality market sources, Oculus and Sony are positioned to pull ahead in total shipments of their VR headsets next year as HTC trails behind due to a disadvantage in pricing.
HTC Vive gets the horn
An Intel engineer has tweeted some details about some details of an interesting VR project that Chipzilla is working on.
Fallout 4 VR in 2017, Doom VR to be announced
On Sunday during its press conference at E3 in Los Angeles, video game publisher Bethesda announced that its sales breaking Fallout 4 game will be heading to the HTC Vive headset in 2017. While an updated version of the game will be ready next year, Bethesda also says that Doom will be coming to VR as well but has not given it a release date.