HTC Confirms Vive Pre-Orders Start February 29

News broke yesterday that HTC would be opening up pre-orders on February 29 for its anticipated Vive VR HMD. Tom’s Hardware had been told HTC wasn’t talking about the retail kit during our briefing at CES, so this news contrasted with what we knew. Rather than repeat what The Telegraph was saying, we went right to the source for confirmation.

JB McRee, Sr. Manager of Product Marketing of Virtual Reality at HTC confirmed to us that the Vive headset will in fact be available for pre-order on February 29, 2016. HTC doesn’t have any other details to share about the retail release, but McRee told said the details will be announced prior to the pre-order date.

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  • dark_lord69
    ugh... Since Oculus is $599 I'm guessing this one won't be any cheaper. Eager to see the final price and what comes with...
    For now I'm just gonna focus on upgrading my PC.
  • dstarr3
    I feel like this might land around the $400 mark, just to undercut the Rift. But this is still going to be a niche market for a while now, and it's still the first generation of these releases, so you'll still have to pay the Early Adopter fees if you want it now.
  • jasonelmore
    hope the price comes out before the actual pre-order day.. Like at least 2-3 days before so i know if i need to bother staying up all night.