- Jul 21, 2013
The consumer Vive includes Bluetooth phone integration to keep you connected while in VR
The HTC Vive will cost $200 more than its chief competition, the Oculus Rift. The $799 headset, powered by Valve’s SteamVR, will ship with a controller for each hand and a pair of “Lighthouse” laser base stations to track movement in a room-scale environment.
The price was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it was also confirmed Vive will ship with an internal microphone and integrated Bluetooth support to work with a variety of smartphones. For a limited time, the system will come bundled with two popular titles: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.
Editors Note: Another publication broke the embargo on this information so we are matching what’s publicly available. Updates to come at 9 a.m. with quotes from Valve and HTC.