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HTC Vive announced today that it will be reducing the price of the headset by AED 700, bringing the price down to AED 2599.
Customers who purchase the Vive now will get a free trial to Viveport Subscription, where they can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of many of the most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank 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, 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.”
HTC Vive, the winner of various awards, is 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 everything you need for a quick room-scale VR set-up: 2 base stations for accurate tracking, 2 motion controllers for immersive VR experiences and new and improved connection cables and new materials that offer a lighter weight on the Vive headset.
According to UBM's report, developers are working on building more experiences for Vive than ever before. As of now, there are more than 3,600 titles available across Steam and Viveport and with new AAA content arriving soon. In addition, Viveport Subscription allows consumers to choose from over 250 pieces of content from a highly-curated offering, giving consumers another opportunity to discover the best VR content available.
“This year has been a great one for HTC Vive as the business has diversified regionally and around the world. Apart from premium gaming and entertainment content, we have also seen more applications in the enterprise space, including those in automotive, healthcare, cultural, education, and logistics industries, with partners seeing the benefits of increased support in the coming years,” said Nikitas Glykas, President of HTC Middle East and Africa. "In our case, this has been driven by continued improvements to the core Vive hardware, the industry’s first VR subscription service, and investments in new developer platforms. Vive is now at the forefront of the push to take VR to the mainstream.”
Vive is now available across all leading retail outlets across the UAE, and will soon be available in the company's online e-store with free shipping in the UAE.