HTC and Valve got together to create a baby, and that baby is arriving in April. In what is shaping up to be a pretty important year for virtual reality, the two big names are shipping with a rather hefty price tag. We already saw Oculus announce their headset with a pre-order price of $599, which left some early adopters waiting to see what HTC would ship their Vive VR at.
Well the answer is here, and it’s $799. If you’re in the market for a brand new VR headset, then you can pre-order from the device from February 29th, with orders shipping in April. The Vive VR will ship with two wireless controllers, which helps to really complete the package.
HTC also unveiled a brand new feature, Vive Phone Services, which allows users to take and make calls, texts, and check their calendars, without ever popping the headset off. Sounds interesting! Combined with the front facing camera that will allow users to still interact with their immediate surroundings, this is shaping up to be a very interesting device.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you plan on jumping into the realm of VR, or are you going to hold off a little longer? If you’re joining in, then will you be going with the Oculus Rift, or HTC’s Vive VR, or maybe someone else? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Well this is some very welcome news from the world of remakes. Capcom has announced that one of my favourite Resident Evil titles is getting the same treatment as the original game in the franchise. Resident Evil 2 will be getting a full HD remake, although it seems like this is in the very early stages and will be some time off yet.
Yoshiaki Hirabayashi will be heading up the project, the same person who brought us the remake of Resident Evil 1.
If I’m honest I can’t wait for this! Resident Evil 2 was my favourite in the franchise and I’m looking forward to diving back into Raccoon City and fighting some modern zombies. With how good the first remake was I’ve got high hopes for the second.