In August of 2017, we saw the HTC Vive get a hefty price cut. The price dropped from $799 to a breezy $599. The start of 2018 has already shown that the company will continue developing its VR platform with the announcement of the HTC Vive Pro.
There’s a clear need in the VR market for a premium VR experience with high resolution display, integrated audio and the best components available today in a headset,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM U.S., VIVE. “Vive Pro offers an immediate upgrade for both VR enthusiasts and enterprises that want to utilize the best VR experience.
Vive Pro is a new HMD upgrade from Vive, built for VR enthusiasts and enterprise users who want the best display and audio for their VR experiences. Vive Pro includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2880 x 1600 combined, a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD.-HTC Vive Pro website.
The video shows off some of the improvements, such as a new ergonomically friendly design and better quality audio. For many, it was only a matter of time before higher resolution optics became part of the picture. HTC isn’t necessarily abandoning the HTC Vive. A new wireless adapter was also announced, supporting both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro models.
There is no news as of yet when the headset will launch nor the price point. But, if it’s anything like its predecessor, you can expect a nice hit to your wallet to grab one.