HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) system is now up for pre-order in the US, Europe and other select places. The Vive VR system is starting at $799, and HTC says shipping for the product will start on April 5.
HTC Vive VR will be available in US, Australia, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Netherlands, Norway. There’s no India on the list.
HTC’s Vive VR system is shipping with a ‘Fantastic Contraption’ and ‘Job Simulator’ along with Google’s Tilt Brush in the pre-order bundle. The bundle is available for a limited time.
Job Simulator is a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, and users can step into this to learn what it was like to have a job. Fantastic Contraption is a game by by Northway Games in collaboration with Radial Games, which lets users walk on grassy island floating in the sky, build a machine and watch it move into the world.
Google’s Tilt Brush lets users paint in 3D in the virtual world.
HTC Vive uses Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies for its VR experience. It has full room scale 360 degree solution with tracked controllers that will let users walk around and explore virtual space and inspect objects from all angles. The headset features high quality graphics, 90 frames per second video and high audio fidelity.
HTC will accept credit card and PayPal transactions for the shipments.