Published: Thu, August 24, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

HTC Vive Virtual Reality System Gets Cheaper By Rs 16000

HTC Vive Virtual Reality System Gets Cheaper By Rs 16000

HTC's Vive is an Amazon India exclusive in the country, with the company offering a "free trial to Viveport Subscription, where consumers can choose up to 5 titles per month to experience, and copies of numerous most popular pieces of VR content today, including Google's Tilt Brush, Everest VR, and Richie's Plank Experience". After the fall in the price of Oculus Rift that occurred in the mid-July 2017, here's another manufacturer of helmets (and not least!) reduces hers.

With that, HTC is trying to keep up with its biggest competitor, Oculus Rift, which now retails for $399 (about Rs. 25,600) as part of a summer sale, though its base price is $499 (about Rs. 32,000).

HTC's Vive headset was made in collaboration with USA gaming titan Valve.

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HTC Corp (宏達電) shares jumped 9.09 percent in Taipei trading yesterday, as investors welcomed the company's decision to significantly reduce the price of its virtual reality (VR) headset to stimulate sales of the device.

Sources divulged to Bloomberg that the tech giant behind gadgets like the lauded HTC Vive headset and HTC U11 smartphone has brought on an adviser as it considers potential avenues. Other features include wireless VR controllers, and room scale movement. The headset will nearly certainly be cheaper than the current Vive and also doesn't require a pricey PC to run VR experiences. Viveport Subscription consists of over 250 pieces of curated content. Subscribers will be able to choose from a pool of 50 plus games. Both of these are expected to be more affordable than the current VIVE hardware. Overall, HTC offers a better experience.

Over 230 titles on the Viveport platform are available to try, including highly regarded and critically acclaimed titles such as Tilt Brush, Fantastic Contraption or Airborne VR 1944. The Taoyuan City-based firm has been attempting to refocus its growth prospects on the high-end VR business, with shipments of the Vive headset totaling more than 190,000 units in the first quarter, according to research firm IDC. It may take a while before HTC finds a buyer.

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