If you’re excited about virtual reality there’s good news coming out of Mobile World Congress where HTC just reported the cost of its forthcoming Vive VR headset.
The long-awaited gadget, created in partnership with Valve, will be launching in early April with pre-orders opening up on February 29th. The HTC Vive VR headset will retail for $799, a value that also includes two wireless controllers.
Obviously, this is a tad more expensive than the Oculus Rift, a different VR headset created under Facebook, that is also hitting the market. The Oculus Rift sells for $599 and includes an Xbox One controller in the box.
Still, the Vive VR is expected to offer gamers a special experience, and its latest iterations have continuously enhanced upon the gadget’s design and responsiveness. There’s even a new software mode called Vive Phone Services, which allows users to accept telephone calls, answer to text messages, and check their schedules without taking the headset off.
Once the HTC Vive VR is available for pre-order those who purchase the device will also get two launch titles: Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives and Fantastic Contraption.