HTC Vive Pro Will Cost you a lot of Money

HTC Vive Pro Will Cost you a lot of Money

The vanilla Vive headset is getting a discount, however.

The HTC Vive Pro Head-Mounted Display (HMD) VR set is coming, and it's not a cheap piece of hardware at $799 USD. Still, you get a nice upgrade over the current HTC Vive, including a 78% increase in resolution (2880 x 1600 combined), built-in headphones, an inline amplifier, dual microphones, a new head-strap that improves weight distribution, and more.

The HTC Vive Pro is currently up for pre-order and begins shipping on April 5. If you purchase the HTC Vive Pro before June 5, you also get a free six-month trial of Viveport Subscription that lets you choose up to five titles a month from a selection of 400.

If the HTC Vive Pro is a bit pricey, you'll be happy to know the HTC Vive's price is dropping by $100 USD, down to $499 USD. A Vive headset of any kind isn't a bad investment with Skyrim VR on the way for Steam VR. There's already a decent PC VR library to experiment with, including the excellent Rez Infinite. Maybe don't play either game on a full stomach, though.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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