The Vive Pro, an upgraded version of the HTC Vive VR headset, will ship on April 5th and is going to cost £800.
The new hardware is open to Pre-orders now on the Vive website, and at certain retailers.
As a result of the upgrade, the price of the original Vive headset has been cut to £500.
The Pro has a number of features to bolster the existing tech: 2880×1600 resolution, a new redesigned head strap, and built-in noise-cancelling headphones.
The Vive Pro is compatible with SteamVR Tracking 1.0 and 2.0, meaning you will only need to replace the headset if you are making the jump from the original Vive.
For the full details, check the link in the tweet below:
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After launching in in 2016, the Vive went from its original price of £690 up to £760 in the wake of Brexit.
Then last year, in August, it was cut back down to £600.
The Vive remains the high-end option for VR, ahead in price and spec of its two competitors, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.
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