Starting April 5th, when HTC celebrates the second Vive anniversary, you will be able to get a complete VR experience. That is, if you’re willing to pay $1,099 for the newly-revealed Vive Pro Starter Kit.
Before you get ahead of yourself, you should know that the hefty price tag brings about one Vive Pro Head Mounted Display with not one, but two Vive 1.0 controllers and two Vive 1.0 base stations. Unveiled at CES in January, the HTC Vive Pro brings an update to the classic HTC Vive. Back then, the revealed price was $799, but now it’s obvious that it didn’t include controllers and base stations.
If you already have a Vive but want the Vive Pro as well, once you purchase it you’ll get $100 in Vive Pro content credit and your Viveport subscription will be extended for another year. If that’s too expensive and you want to stick to the original Vive, you can just take advantage of the upcoming 50% discount on the three-month subscriptions.
Of course, there’s a lot more freebies coming for Vive owners, especially on the content front. Viveport subscribers will get a free copy of Everest VR and Vive Studios content like Front Defense or Arcade Saga. #realitymagic