HTC today announced that their flagship Head Mounted Display (HMD) Vive Pro is now available for pre-order globally at a price of $799. HTC also announced a $100 price reduction for the current Vive full kit, bringing the price down to $499. Pre-ordered Vive Pro units will be shipped from April 5th and HTC is also offering a free six-month trial to Viveport Subscription, using which consumers can download up to 5 titles per month from the more than 400 VR titles available.
The Vive Pro comes with dual-OLED displays, making for a crisper image resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD. In addition to visuals, Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier that creates a heightened sense of presence and sound through noise cancellation capabilities.
The Vive Pro has also been redesigned to maximize comfort. It now features a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly and features easy simple adjustment buttons for Vive users with glasses.
“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.”
You can pre-order HTC Vive Pro HMD here.