Guess how much HTC Vive will cost?

HTC Vive, whose consumer edition was launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, will start shipping from 5th April onwards.

The new VR system from HTC will come with three VR experiences, advanced headset and game controllers as well as Vive Phone Services.

MWC 2016: HTC launches Vive VR system with advanced headset and game controllers

Based on the Vive Pre, the Vive consumer edition offers a bright display, haptic feedback and greater stability and balance than the Vive which was launched at Mobile World Congress last year.

HTC's Vive VR system also comes with Vive Phone Services which will also let you send and receive calls and texts as well as checking calendar invites. The system runs Steam®VR operating system which will let you play and enjoy new VR experiences.

HTC is also introducing three new VR experiences along with the Vive VR system to let you acclimatize to this whole new world. These are Tilt Brush by Google which lets you paint in 3D space using 3D brush strokes and stars and fire, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives which lets you work in a world where robots have taken over all human jobs and Fantastic Contraption, by Northway Games which lets you build a machine and then watch it roll out into the world.

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Based on these experiences, HTC will bring in more VR content for you based on content like entertainment, retail, education, design, healthcare and automotive in the near future.

Pre-orders for the Vive will begin at 3pm today and the system will cost you £689 for two wireless VR controllers, room scale movement sensors, and an HMD featuring a built in camera and phone services, plus the three VR titles.

“From the beginning, Vive has been at the forefront of virtual reality, with HTC pioneering several ground breaking technologies. Since announcing Vive this time last year, we have worked tirelessly with Valve to deliver the best VR experience on the market, winning multiple awards and receiving critical acclaim from media, consumers and the industry. With the Vive consumer edition we are now able to realise our ultimate vision; bringing Vive into homes around the globe so that people can experience immersive virtual reality in a way that fires the imagination and truly changes the world,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO, HTC.

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