HTC Vive: the first virtual reality headset to be launched on the same day as the 2017 Super Bowl article HTC and Oculus are going head to head in a competition to make the first fully-virtual reality headset available to consumers in 2017.
The HTC Vive will be available to buy from March 8.
It’s priced at $799.
The Oculus Rift, however, will be priced at a similar level at $599.
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has made a few comments about virtual reality and virtual reality-related topics on Twitter and on his personal blog.
“I will be showing off the Oculus Rift at the end of March, and I will be announcing at CES 2017,” Luckey wrote in March.
“We are working with a team of developers to bring you our next great product, Oculus Rift.
This is an amazing platform, and we are very excited to be launching it in the middle of the Super Bowl.”
As of March 9, Oculus had shipped more than 2 million units of the Oculus Home VR headset.
The Rift, which also has a price tag of $599, is still shipping.
Both headsets are the first consumer VR headsets that can be purchased from a third-party developer.
Oculus Home, the first Rift-like virtual reality system, was released in November 2015.
The Home headset, which is currently available in select retailers, is available for $99.
HTC’s Vive, the next-generation headset, is also available for less than $100.
“We will be launching our next major consumer VR product, the Oculus Touch, on March 9,” Luckeys blog post reads.
“This will be the first time we will be able to offer this product at an affordable price point, as we look to give our customers the best experience possible.
As the launch of Oculus Touch approaches, we will make every effort to ensure that the Rift headset is available to all of our customers as soon as possible.”
The HTC Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch will be made available in March at retail outlets.
The price of the Vive headset is set at $999.
The $699 price tag for the Oculus headset is based on the specs of the current version of the device, which means that the device will be shipping with at least the first version of VR software.
The first Vive headset, the Vive Pre, is expected to arrive in March of 2018.
In the next few months, Oculus will likely launch a second headset that will be capable of running the latest version of its software, called Oculus Touch 2.
The company is also working on a third version of Oculus Rift called Oculus VR 3.
Luckey’s Oculus Rift company has announced a partnership with Facebook to develop VR apps that can run on Facebook’s servers.
The goal of this partnership is to “bring Oculus VR apps to the Oculus ecosystem” and “bring a better VR experience to millions of people,” LucKEY said in a blog post.
Oculus VR will be free to developers, and the company will also provide developers with free access to Oculus Touch and Oculus VR.