HTC reduces the price of the Vive to £599

by on August 21, 2017

That’s right, HTC’s tip top VR set finally got a little more affordable thanks to a £160 price cut.

It was said at release that while HTC’s Vive was an excellent VR set the price was a factor holding it back from mass market appeal, now it’s been reduced to a slightly more palatable (but admittedly still pricey) £599.

In the set you get the headset, the two motion tracking monitors and two motion handgrips, as well as a free trial of Viveport Subscription giving you access to a range of VR titles for a limited time, so, not a bad deal all round.

HTC’s CEO Cher Wang had some PR blurb to say:

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. 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.

So, if your PC can run VR, and you’ve always been around £160 short of purchasing a Vive, now is your time to grab one.