HTC Vive får en prisreduktion på 200€ hvilket bringer den ned på en pris på 699€. Det skulle gøre det mere attraktivt for en større kundegruppe. HTV Vive står for ca. 60% af alle VR systemer på Steam.
HTC Vive™ today announced a price reduction for Vive, making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market, across the globe. Starting today, Vive will be available for €699 (or equivalent pricing) across Europe. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of many of the most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google’s Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie’s Plank Experience.
“Our goal at Vive has always been to offer the best and most advanced VR system and drive mass market adoption for VR across the globe,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman, HTC. “We’re continuing to deliver on that commitment with this new price for Vive, making VR more accessible to a broader audience and driving the entire VR industry forward. Vive’s game-changing technology, best-in-class content and unmatched global partners are fulfilling the promise of VR like never before. With highly anticipated titles, and the upcoming launch ofVive Tracker, there has never been a better time to embrace Vive, and enjoy the most immersive VR experience available.”
A winner of hundreds of technology and industry awards across the globe, Vive is the only product that offers room-scale VR out of a single box, and this version of Vive will be the unit in market for the foreseeable future. The base Vive package comes with everything you need for a quick room-scale VR set-up: 2 base stations for accurate tracking, 2 motion controllers for immersive VR experiences and new and improved connection cables and new materials that offer a lighter weight on the Vive headset.
According to a recent report from UBM, more developers are building experiences for Vive than ever before, and Vive was chosen as developers’ top target when creating content. With more than 3,600 titles available across Steam and Viveport and with new AAA content arriving soon, including the highly anticipated Fallout®4 and Doom®VFR from Bethesda, Vive will continue to be the platform of choice for developers and consumers alike. In addition, Viveport Subscription allows consumers to choose from over 250 pieces of content from a highly-curated offering, giving consumers another opportunity to discover the best VR content available.
According to Steam statistics, HTC Vive maintains a 60% share of access to the Steam platform for high-end VR headsets. Over the past year, Vive has maintained its lead by more than 20%.
“Since launching last year, we have been rapidly growing our ecosystem and expanding our retail footprint across Europe, to continue to reach new audiences with Vive,” said Paul Brown, GM Europe, HTC Vive. “Reducing the price of Vive during a key purchasing season we believe will significantly boost VR adoption to bring in even more consumers and content creators to Vive. We’re focused on delivering both great value together with the best VR experience on the market and we’re excited to lead the way in bringing VR to the mainstream.”