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HTC Vive will start shipping from 5th April onwards so offering demo rooms for prospective consumers seems to be a nice way of introducing the technology to the world prior to the commercial release. The news was revealed by Joshua Ball who writes for Start Replay is a part-time employee at one of these stores. He says that the demo rooms may begin operations from March 17.
HTC Vive will come with new VR experiences like Google's Tilt Brush 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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As per Ball, you may get to try out Tilt Brush and Job Simulator at the demo rooms run by Currys PC World. However, the retailer may choose to add more VR experiences to offer diverse options for those interested.
The consumer edition of the Vive offers a bright display, haptic feedback and greater stability and balance than the Vive which was launched at Mobile World Congress last year.
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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.
The Vive currently costs £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. Pre-orders of the system began on February 29 and the first to order would start receiving their Vive VR systems from 5th April onwards.