Aiming to make the virtual reality (VR) experience more accessible to users in India, HTC today slashed Rs 16,000 off of its Vive virtual reality (VR) platform.
HTC Vive that includes wireless VR controllers, room-scale movement and head-mounted display with a built-in camera was launched at Rs 92,990 in April. Vive is available exclusively on Amazon.in at a reduced price of Rs 76,990 with a free trial to VR app store "Viveport" subscription, where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience.
HTC's Vive platform also offers room-scale VR and equips two base stations for accurate tracking and two motion controllers for immersive VR experiences.
HTC developed Vive in collaboration with Valve and has worked with an army of developers and partners to build VR content across gaming, entertainment, health, automotive, retail and education.
Triple-A video games such as Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR will be coming to Vive later this year.
"Vive will totally transformed the way we interact with the world, bringing mainstream experience to the consumer. Now consumers and developers can experience immersive virtual reality in a way that reshapes human imagination beyond boundaries," said Faisal Siddiqui, President, South Asia, HTC.
The Vive ecosystem is supported by Vive X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups; Viveport, a global platform and app store for VR that operates in more than 30 countries; and Vive Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative.
The price drop is also been done in other regions including Britain where the Vive now costs GBP 599 (approximately Rs 49,500), EUR 699 in rest of Europe, AUD 999 in Australia, and $859 in New Zealand.