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HTC Vive pre-orders start now with April delivery; UK shipping bumps price up to £746

Laura Barnes
HTC Vive pre-orders start now with April delivery; UK shipping bumps price up to £746

HTC has opened up the pre-orders for its SteamVR Vive headset, revealing that UK shipping will start in April.

Gamers who pre-order the Vive now, will het the headset, two wireless controllers, and two base stations enabling 360-degree room-scale motion-tracking. Plus, you’ll get Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraption and Job Simulator free.

HTC has stated the price as £689, that’s £190 more than the Oculus Rift. But that price is bumped up even further by the UK shipping, which adds on an estimated £57.60, bumping the final price up to £746.60.

The Vive is powered by Valve’s SteamVR, it comes with 32 headset sensors for 360-degree motion tracking, and adjustable headset strap, a 110-degree field of view, and a front-facing camera that blends real-world elements into the virtual world.

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There’s 2160 x1200 combined resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate. There’s also interchangeable foam inserts and nose pads to provide customised comfort for those who need to keep their glasses on while they wear the headset.

The two handheld controllers each have 24 sensors for motion tracking, as well as dual=stage triggers with HD haptic feedback. The two base stations deliver 360-degree motion tracking and sync wirelessly.

Find out if your PC is ready for the HTC Vive headset here.

Tags: valve, Oculus Rift, virtual reality, New Gear, VR, SteamVR, VR headset, HTC Vive

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