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HTC Vive announces price of Vive Pro at 799; cuts price of existing headset

Vive Pro will ship on April 5 and come with six-month Viveport Subscription

Valve has today announced that the HTC Vive Pro will be available for pre-orders at the price of 799.

With Valve's own hardware beginning to trail behind the Oculus Rift among Steam users, the company has also confirmed a 100 for the existing Vive kit.

All Vive Pro purchases before June 3 will also come with a six-month trial to Viveport Subscriptions, where users can chose up to five titles per month from a catalogue of over 400.

"Vive Pro delivers the best premium VR experience available on the market today and improves resolution, audio and comfort for VR enthusiasts and enterprise customers," said Paul Brown, HTC Vive Europe general manager. "We are empowering developers to imagine bigger and better than ever before."

Vive Pro pre-orders begin today on Vive.com, Scan, GAME and Overclockers, with units shipping globally on the second anniversary of Vive's first commercial ship date, April 5.

The Vive Pro consists of a fairly substantial redesign and hardware upgrade. In addition to a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive headset, the Vive Pro also features integrated, noise cancelling headphones with a built-in amplifier along with a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly.

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