HTC, in partnership with Valve, has unveiled of the consumer edition of the Vive virtual reality system powered by Steam VR.
On Monday, February 29th at 10 a.m. EST, pre-orders will open worldwide with pre-order fulfillment and full commercial availability starting early April 2016. The Vive will be priced at $799 and for a limited time the consumer edition will also ship with two fully-fledged VR experiences to get you started in the virtual world. Vive will be delivered as a complete kit allowing users to instantly jump into a fully immersive virtual environment using two wireless controllers, 360 degree tracking and room scale movement sensors. The integration of SteamVR into the bundle ensures that all Vive equipment is kept up-to-date with the latest features.
The Vive consumer edition builds upon the innovative features that were introduced into the Vive Pre. Enabling you to stay connected to the real world, without exiting the virtual world, Vive Phone Services demonstrates the ability to combine both realities without losing touch of either. By allowing you to receive and respond to both incoming and missed calls, get text messages and send quick replies and check upcoming calendar invites directly through the headset, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for both consumers and businesses.
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In addition to these launch titles, HTC is working with developers to foster the creation of content that spans multiple sectors including entertainment, retail, education, design, healthcare and automotive that will ultimately transform people’s lives.