HTC slashes Rs 16000 on VR Vive platform in India

James Marshall
August 23, 2017

Therefore, after already having spent 2000 to 2500 Euro/USD on a gaming machine the investment of another 899 Euro was necessary for HTC's Vive VR headset.

If you make a new HTV Vive purchase, you'll also get a one-month free trial to HTC's Viveport subscription service, which offers access to a over 200 VR games. The subscription also includes copies of numerous most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience.

Over 3,600 titles are now available across Steam and Viveport, with Bethesda's triple-A titles all yet to come before the end of the year.

Right before Gamescom opens its doors to the public HTC announces that they're cutting the price on the Vive VR headsets.

HTC chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) has more than once said the company believes that its VR business will become the firm's main growth driver in the foreseeable future, but she has never set a time frame to achieve the target.

The US is now the largest market for the Vive thanks to the popularity of Steam, HTC's platform partner, according to Raymond Pao, vice president of VR new technology unit at HTC.

To recall, Vive offers room-scale VR out of a single box, and the base 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. "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".

Paul Brown GM Europe of HTC Vive added: "Since launching a year ago, we have been rapidly growing our ecosystem and expanding our retail footprint across Europe, to continue to reach new audiences with Vive".

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