HTC Vive has announced that the HTC Vive Pro Head Mount Display will be available for $1199, while also announcing that the current Vive full kit will be reduced to $879.
“With the Vive Pro we are delivering the best quality display and visual experience to the most discerning VR enthusiasts. Our goal has always been to offer the most premium VR platform available and to drive adoption for VR,” said Daniel O’Brien, HTC Vive General Manager, US.
“By lowering the price of the current Vive, we are making VR more accessible while expanding the potential market for developers. Whether you’re a VR enthusiast or new to the platform, there’s never been a better time to join the most complete VR platform available.”
The Vive Pro comes with dual-OLED displays, making for a crisper image resolution of 2880x1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD.
In addition to visuals, Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier that creates a heightened sense of presence and sound through noise cancellation capabilities. These improved graphics and audio allow for users to experience VR with enhanced clarity, making it the most realistic and immersive VR experience on the market, according to HTC.
In addition, the Vive Pro has been rebuilt to maximise comfort for the most demanding VR users. The Vive Pro features a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly and features simple adjustment buttons for Vive users with glasses.
The Vive Pro works with both SteamVR Tracking 1.0 and 2.0, meaning existing customers can upgrade the headset only and continue to use current generation controllers and base stations.
With more than 3,000 titles available, Vive continues to be the platform of choice for developers and consumers alike. Operating in over 60 countries, HTC’s content platform Viveport brings premium experiences in entertainment, education, arcade, enterprise, arts and culture to a global audience. The Viveport Subscription allows consumers to choose from over 400 pieces of content from a highly curated offering, giving consumers the opportunity to discover the best VR content available.
All Vive Pro HMDs pre-ordered by June 3rd from vive.com and other Vive retailers will begin shipping on April 5th. These will come with a free six-month trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month from the more than 400 titles available.