HTC and Valve have revealed that their Vive VR system will launch initially in 24 countries in early April for $799 USD.
The countries included are: Canada, the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The retail version of the Vive will include a polished finish, a refined head strap to help keep it secure and in place and as well as two gasket sizes (the foam padding that touches your face).
Also in the box, you’ll get the two wireless controllers, two base stations, a Link Box and a pair of earbuds. And for a limited time, you’ll also get two games: Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives and Fantastic Contraption.
The HTC Vive also has the advantage of Steam’s vast library of games.
It will also have mics and smartphone integration. You’ll be able to wirelessly connect to your Android or iOS device and the Vive will be able to show you notifications, calls and other alerts, you’ll also be able to take calls while wearing the headset.
If you want to use the HTC Vive with your PC, HTC recommends either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or a AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card and a good set of specs to go along with it.
Pre-orders for the HTC Vive go live on February 29th at 10AM EST.