After being announced at CES 2018, HTC has announced their latest VR headset, the Vive Pro is now available for pre-order.

The HTC Vive Pro has dual OLED displays with a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600, which is an increase of 78% over the original Vive.

The new headset is supposed to provide a more premium and immersive experience for VR enthusiasts and includes integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier for better sound.

The HTC Vive Pro’s headstrap is more ergonomic and has a size dial for a better fit. There are also dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras.

“With the Vive Pro we are delivering the best quality display and visual experience to the most discerning VR enthusiasts. Our goal has always been to offer the most premium VR platform available and to drive adoption for VR,” said Daniel O’Brien, HTC Vive General Manager, US. “By lowering the price of the current Vive, we are making VR more accessible while expanding the potential market for developers. Whether you’re a VR enthusiast or new to the platform, there’s never been a better time to join the most complete VR platform available.”

The HTC Vive Pro is priced at $999 CAD ($799 USD) and that only includes the headset itself. If you want controllers, base stations or the Vive wireless adapter, those are sold separately.

The headset does work with SteamVR Tracking 1.0 and 2.0, so it’ll be compatible with current generation controllers and base stations if you’re upgrading from a standard Vive.

The HTC Vive Pro will begin shipping on April 5th and is available for pre-order now. Also, between now and June 3rd, if you order a Vive Pro, you’ll get a free six-month subscription to Viveport, where you can choose up to 5 titles per month, with more than 400 to choose from.

In addition, the standard HTC Vive is still going to be sold but now it’s getting a price drop to $699 CAD ($499 USD) and that will come with the Vive headset, controller, base stations.

Source: HTC

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