After a very long wait, HTC has launched their very popular VR headset called the HTC VIVE in India. The HTC Vive although announced in 2015 only made it to the developers in 2016 and then finally to consumers. The headset carries a very very heavy price tag along with it i.e. Rs. 92990. According to the company, it is the first complete VR system to be available in India. The device will be going for pre-order from April 25th on Amazon India.
The high resolution visual effects and realtime area mapping allows the HTC Vive to create a virtual experience right in your workspace or living room. The Vive headset has some serious system requirements and will require high end GPUs on your PC to work in your environment.
HTC Vive will soon be available for an in-store experience across select stores in India. These select stores will be equipped with an interactive Vive demonstration station. They will be fully open to the public for individual sessions to experience a variety of virtual reality content supported by the platform.
Along with the Vive headsets, you get the wireless VR controllers, room scale movement, and Head Mounted Display featuring a built in camera.
Along with free shipping, the HTC Vive VR system buyers can get these experiences.
- The Everest VR: which allows the wearer to experience what it feels like to climb Mount Everest through a sequence of immersive first person locations as you strive to reach the top of the world
- Richie’s Plank Experience: Take an elevator to a plank that sits 80 stories high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users.
VivePort is where the users can get more HTC Vive content and there are hundreds of apps supported. Viveport is the global app store from HTC for the Vive content distribution.
Mr. Faisal Siddiqui, President-South Asia, HTC said,
“We are delighted to launch Vive in India. Vive has totally transformed the way we interact with the world, bringing ultimate mainstream experience to the consumer. Now consumers and developers can experience immersive virtual reality in a way that reshapes human imagination beyond boundaries.”