In an effort to clear up confusion around the, HTC announced on Tuesday that it’ll be launching a “Vive Pro Starter Kit” starting Thursday.
The bundle pairs theHead Mounted Display, two Vive 1.0 controllers and two 1.0 base stations for $1,099.
The HTC Vive Pro, a hardware update to the PC-connected HTC Vive virtual reality system, was unveiled at CES in January. Its $799 initial cost was revealed in March, but that, which cost extra.
HTC says it’s responding to feedback by introducing the bundle, which launches on the two-year anniversary of the original Vive’s launch. The entry price of the Vive was lowered to $499 last month, which includes controllers, base stations, a two-month subscription to Viveport and Fallout 4 VR.
Existing Vive owners who purchased Vive Pro will also be offered a $100 Viveport content credit. In addition, their Viveport subscription offer will be extended to one year.
Vive owners will also be offered the following Vive Studios content for free: Front Defense, Front Defense Heroes, Super Puzzle Galaxy Lite and Arcade Saga. They can be redeemed through Viveport from April Wednesday to Sunday. Viveport subscribers will also receive a free copy of Everest VR. Lastly, the virtual reality app store will offer a 50 percent discount on a three-month subscription.
Taiwan-based HTC, best known for making slick-looking phones, introduced the Vive in April 2016 for $800, at the time more expensive than rivals the $500 PlayStation VR and the $600 Oculus Rift. Since then, prices have dropped on all those high-end systems, as VR systems have