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HTC Vive available to pre-order from February 29th

Emma Clark

Published 11/01/2016 | 02:52

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The HTC Vive will be available to pre-order from February 29th, though HTC is yet to confirm how much the VR headset will cost.

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HTC today announced that pre-orders for its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will open on February 29th.

There’s one very important piece of information missing though. We still have no idea how much it will cost when it ships in April. Oculus recently announced the price of the Rift, which should give you a ballpark idea. The Rift's $600 price tag surprised many, but didn’t dampen enthusiasm; pre-orders for the VR headset have sold out.

HTC pushed back the release date of the Vive because of a major breakthrough. At CES, it showcased a new camera system that lets you see objects in the physical room around you when wearing the headset so you don’t crash into something.

Mark February 29th in your diary if you want to pre-order the HTC Vive; you may need to act quickly.

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