Oculus competitor HTC Vive up for pre-order on February 29

Could be more expensive than the Rift

The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the VR War has.

Oculus came out of the gate last week with a $600 pricepoint, and its biggest competitors, PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive, have yet to chime in. We’re fixing to learn sooner than later about the latter though, as HTC CEO Cher Wang has shared that pre-orders are going to happen on February 29. Rumors have been floating around for weeks that it’s going to be more expensive than the Rift, but we’ll have to wait and see.

It differs from the Rift a bit in that it features two sensors, and is seemingly keen on getting its controller solution out of the gate around the kit’s launch. So much is unknown right now (we don’t even know how much the Rift’s controllers cost or when they’re coming), but I’m still interested to see how this all plays out.

I think PlayStation VR has the best chance to make VR go mainstream though, and is my favorite of the three, having tried them (taking both platform and general ease of use into account).

HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29 [The Telegraph via Game Informer]

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