The HTC Vive, the virtual reality headset said to be the preferred one among video game developers, has received a limited-time discount of $100.
Customers who are interested in finally diving into the realm of virtual reality should take advantage of the offer to purchase the HTC Vive for only $699, compared with its original price of $799.
How To Avail The HTC Vive Discount
For interested customers to be able to avail the $100 discount, all they would have to do is to purchase the HTC Vive from any of three channels, namely the HTC Store, Amazon, or the Microsoft Store. There is no need to do anything else such as entering special promo codes, as the listed price of the HTC Vive on these online stores is set at $699.
However, out of the three online stores, the Microsoft Store might have the best offer for the HTC Vive. While the virtual reality headset has a $100 discount on all three online stores, the Microsoft Store is throwing in an additional value of $100 in the form of a Microsoft Store gift card.
For Amazon customers who would prefer not to spend $699 in one go, there is also the option to purchase the HTC Vive at the discounted price using the Amazon Store Card. By doing so, customers will be able to enjoy a 12-month, no-interest payment plan for the virtual reality headset.
What's Included When You Buy The HTC Vive?
Every purchase of the HTC Vive includes the virtual reality headset, a pair of SteamVR wireless controllers, headphones, and a pair of base stations which will be set up to track the wearer's movement for room-scale virtual reality.
Also included with every HTC Vive purchase are copies of The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed and Zombie Training Simulator, two games that would allow new users to step into virtual reality right away.
However, not included with the HTC Vive is the PC needed to power it. Customers who are interested in purchasing the virtual reality headset should first make sure that their PC is capable of supporting the device.
The Wonders Of The HTC Vive
The HTC Vive offers users a whole new way to play video games, primarily due to its support for room-scale virtual reality and motion input. However, playing video games is not the only application for the HTC Vive, as virtual reality has seen uses in a wide variety of fields such as design, medicine, and engineering. In fact, it has even helped a legally blind man see clearly.
For those who are still not sure if they would want to invest in virtual reality, you might want to wait for HTC's Viveport Arcades, which will allow users to immerse themselves in the HTC Vive experience without having to purchase the device. Thousands of Viveport Arcades are being planned to be opened across the United States, Europe, China, and Taiwan over 2017.