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Finally! HTC Vive UK release date and price announced


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The HTC Vive is one of 2016’s most eagerly anticipated products – so here’s a bit of good news.

HTC has officially announced pricing and pre-order availability for its upcoming virtual reality headset.

The HTC Vive will be opened up to pre-orders tomorrow – Monday, February 29 – at 3pm GMT.

The full release date for the product is set for April 5, which is when pre-ordered headsets should arrive.

And in the UK, that luxury will cost you £689 – the price is the same for both pre-orders and full-availability purchases.

htc viveThe HTC Vive

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What’s more, the HTC Vive will ship with three virtual reality experiences on board.

The first is Google’s Tilt Brush, a painting experience that takes place in 3D space. You can paint with stars, light, fire, and move through your creations as if they were real.

The second experience is Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives. It’s set in a futuristic world where robots have replaced human jobs, and you’re giving an old “job” a go.

Finally, there’s Fantastic Contraption, which involves building insane structures in fantastical locations.

Are you planning to pre-order a HTC Vive? Tell us why, or why not, in the comments below.

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