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HTC Vive Price Reduced by $200

21 Aug, 2017 By: Stephanie Prange

HTC Aug. 21 reduced the price of its Vive virtual reality system by $200 to $599, “making the best VR system more accessible to the mass market,” according to a press release from the company.

All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to 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 of 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 of Vive Tracker, there has never been a better time to embrace Vive, and enjoy the most immersive VR experience available.”

Vive touts itself as 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 two base stations for accurate tracking, two motion controllers for immersive VR experiences, and connection cables and new materials that offer a lighter weight on the Vive headset.

The system has more than 3,600 titles available across Steam and Viveport.

“We've rapidly diversified the Vive business so that when customers and businesses purchase Vive, they know they'll benefit from a wide base of support for years to come,” said Dan O'Brien, HTV Vive GM in the United States. “From constant improvements to the core Vive hardware to the industry's first VR subscription service, to investments in new technology for developers, Vive is at the forefront of the push to take VR to the mainstream.”

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