The Oculus Rift is not the only VR headset that’s being discounted, the HTC Vive has also been discounted by $100, to $699 CAD but only at the Microsoft Store.
Back in May, Google announced that it was working with HTC and Lenovo on standalone headsets for their Daydream VR platform. The headsets would use Google’s WorldSense technology which allows positional tracking without any wires.
Bethesda has announced release dates for some of their upcoming VR titles.
HTC has announced that they’re dropping the price of their Vive headset by $200, making $799 CAD ($599 USD), down from $1,149 CAD ($799 USD).
Today, marks the one year since the HTC Vive first launched. To celebrate, HTC is giving away a free month to their Viveport subscription service and a free copy of Arcade Saga to Vive owners.
Today (January 6th, 2017) is the second official day of CES 2016 and there were still a few announcements that were made but not as many as the past few days.
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.
CES 2016 doesn’t officially begin until January 6th but today (January 5th) is known as press day or “Day Zero” (because its the day before Day One of the show.