VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for total immersion in virtual worlds. Using a headset and wireless controllers, you can now explore and interact with VR experiences, apps and games that blur the line between imagination and reality.
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Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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August 21

Now at $599



UPDATE 8/21/17 9:20 AM PT - The Australian website's pricing has now been updated to AUD $999, along with updates to other regional pricing in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Please note Australian pricing on the Steam store is shown in USD in rough estimation.

It’s been a big summer for VIVE and our ever-growing VR ecosystem and we’re ramping up for a fantastic holiday season.

Starting today, we are reducing the price of the VIVE VR System to $599 in the US, $799 in Canada, €699 in Europe, £599 in Great Britain and with pricing reductions that vary by region elsewhere.

Vive is the leader globally in high-end VR, and this new entry price will make the system available to an even broader audience. There's a reason for this lead in sales for Vive. When customers purchase Vive, they are getting superior VR technology and the most complete ecosystem in VR. Vive has the best tracking technology with SteamVR™ Tracking, compelling content and we work tirelessly to continue to iterate and improve on Vive and deliver on the promise of VR. And developers are taking full advantage of this tech in delivering the best software on the market and bringing it to Vive owners.

New Tracker software and hardware is coming online daily, and we’ll have more to share on consumer launch timing soon. In addition, many partners are working hard on wireless solutions to bring even more freedom for Vive owners.

Price is just one component of a purchase decision, but Vive is building a complete VR ecosystem that customers can rely on today and for years to come.
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July 7

Update on Deluxe Audio Strap



Sales of the Deluxe Audio Strap will resume on www.vive.com at 10 AM Pacific Time on Monday July 10th in the United States, United Kingdom and European Union. Retail stores in those regions will also have inventory starting next week.

We do expect to sell out this shipment, but will have new inventory weekly going forward.

Thank you for your patience and happy gaming,
VIVE Team
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Now at $599

About This Hardware

VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for total immersion in virtual worlds. Using a headset and wireless controllers in each hand, you can now explore and interact with VR experiences, apps and games that blur the line between imagination and reality.

Breathtaking visual experiences are provided by a headset that features a 110° field of view and 32 sensors for precise tracking for total immersion. The 2160 x 1200 resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate deliver detailed graphics and lifelike motion for smooth gameplay and realistic movement. Fluid interaction is provided by two wireless controllers, each with HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, and multi-function trackpads. Each controller features 24 sensors for 360° one-to-one tracking that mirrors hand movements. Room-scale motion tracking is enabled by two base stations that sync wirelessly avoiding the need for additional cords.

Vive’s built-in convenience and safety features are seamlessly integrated for an uninterrupted experience. The Chaperone guidance system alerts you if you approach the boundaries of the play space, while a front-facing camera blends physical elements into the virtual world. These features, working in concert, allow Vive to transport users to worlds that are truly beyond the imagination. Discover Vive today, and see for yourself: THIS IS REAL.

Key features:
  • SteamVR Powered – Enjoy over 1500 games for SteamVR, plus everything you love about Steam, including new releases, automatic game updates and millions of your closest friends.
  • Fully immersive – Precise, 360-degree controller and headset tracking, realistic graphics, directional audio and HD haptic feedback mean realistic movement and actions in the virtual world. It doesn’t get more first-person than this.
  • Up to 15’ x 15’ room-scale stage to explore – Teleport around boundless virtual worlds sitting at your desk, or create a dedicated room-scale play area where you can physically walk around. SteamVR™ Tracking provides the best experience possible, so play the way that works for you – seated, standing or room-scale.
  • Play safer – The Chaperone system warns you about the boundaries of your play area, so you stay immersed in VR without worrying about the real-world. The front-facing camera also gives you a glimpse of the real-world – so you can sit down, grab a drink or carry on a conversation without taking off the headset.
  • Wireless controllers – two wireless, rechargeable controllers with dual stage triggers, trackpad and HD haptic feedback.
  • Phone Services – Answer incoming calls, check your text messages and view calendar event reminders as you play.

Hardware Specifications

Features

Powered by SteamVR, including SteamVR Tracking 1.0 technology and Chaperone guidance system. Two wireless motion-tracked controllers, two wirelessly synced base stations, and a headset with front-facing camera, built-in mic, 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB 2.0 port.

Usage

Room-scale, standing or seated, supporting movement within a diagonal area up to 5 m (for example 3.5 m x 3.5 m.)

Controllers

Built-in, rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion battery.

What's Included

Vive headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations, link box, earbuds, Vive accessories, safety guide and warranty card.

Display

2160 x 1200 resolution (1080 x 1200 per eye), low persistence, global illumination, AMOLED, 90 Hz displays.

Fit

Compatible with most standard glasses. Comes with two face cushion options and adjustable strap. Adjustable IPD and eye relief distances.

Recommended PC Specs

  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM or more
  • Video output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB port: 1x USB 2.0 or better port
  • Operating system: Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 or later

Additional Requirements

A computer running the Steam Client and a free Steam user account, subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement: http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement.
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