HTC is permanently cutting the price of its virtual reality (VR) headset, the HTC Vive, down $US200/£200 to $US599 in the US and £599 in the UK.
The Facebook subsidiary’s VR headset is currently on sale for $US399 (£310), but will still settle on a final $US499 (£387) price when the deal ends in six weeks, down $US100 (£77) from the original price.
According to Engadget, HTC is not cutting the price down to clear inventory. This is seemingly just a strictly competitive move, as the Vive would become too hard to sell with a $US300 (£232) price difference with its main competitor.
The Rift’s bundle will offer the headset, two sensors, a pair of Touch controllers, cables, and six free VR experiences and games.
HTC’s package will instead give you access to a free trial of the Viveport monthly subscription app service, in addition to other free titles like Everest VR and Google’s Tilt Brush.