HTC has had the price point of their Vive virtual reality headset leaked ahead of its official announcement at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The HTC Vive will cost an eye-watering $799, which is $200 more than Oculus’ Rift headset.
The price was reported by UploadVR who say an unnamed publication broke the embargo on the news, prompting them to “independently confirm what’s already been made public”. HTC will ship two hand controllers and a pair of “Lighthouse” laser base stations to track movement in a room-scale environment alongside their headset.
The site also reported that the Vive will come with Bluetooth phone integration and internal microphone, allowing users to hook the headset up to their smartphone and answer calls. The Vive will come bundled with two games for a limited time: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.
The HTC Vive will ship in early April.
Source: God is Geek