The two top VR headsets are the cheapest they have ever been. The Oculus Rift price tag has already dropped numerous times this year, leaving it at a incredibly $399 limited offer. In addition, the most immersive, realistic VR Headset, the HTC Vive, has reduced its prices by $200, making it available at just $599 for the complete kit.
HTC Vive heavily discounted
HTC’s move in dropping their prices for their VR headset was partially motivated by Oculus’ decision to cut prices in March. Furthermore, the price drops are part of HTC’s overall goal to provide the advanced VR system to the mass market across the world.
The VR kit from HTC will come with all the equipment required for a room scale virtual reality experience. The kit includes two lighthouse base scanners, two wireless motion controllers, and the Vive Headset. All you need to start your VR experience is a PC that is VR ready.
Furthermore, the kit will come with a free trial of the Viveport subscription. This subscription service allows users to download up to five VR games each month. Subscribers will be able to choose from a pool of 50 plus games.
HTC Vive features sensors are far more accurate and realistic than the Oculus Rift cameras. Overall, HTC offers a better experience.
Nevertheless, regardless of the VR system, now is probably the ideal time to experience the world of virtual reality. While, high end VR systems like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require an expensive computer to run, the recent reduced prices makes them far more attractive to the general public.