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HTC Vive virtual reality system pre-order open in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Mar-2016 19:41 | Tags Filed under: News



HTC, in partnership with Valve, have unveiled pricing for New Zealand and a third title for the consumer edition of its Vive virtual reality system. With a global reveal at Mobile World Congress last week, for a limited time the consumer edition will now ship with three fully-fledged VR experiences:

 

  • Tilt Brush, by Google:  Paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
  • Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, by Owlchemy Labs: In a firmly tongue-in-cheek world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the ‘Job Simulator’ to learn what it was like 'to job'. 
  • Fantastic Contraption, by Northway Games in collaboration with Radial Games: Imagine walking around a grassy island floating in the sky, building a machine the size of a horse with your own hands, and then watching it roll out into the world.

Enabling users to stay connected to the real world, without exiting the virtual world, the consumer edition also includes Vive Phone Services – demonstrating the ability to combine both realities without losing touch of either. By allowing users to receive and respond to both incoming and missed calls, get text messages and send quick replies and check upcoming calendar invites directly through the headset, Vive creates a hybrid reality opening up a whole new world of possibilities for both consumers and businesses.  An updated head strap complete the all up package.

 

The Vive consumer edition is available to pre-order now, with pre-order fulfilment and full commercial availability from May. Priced at US$949 USD, the Vive platform is a complete VR solution, including two wireless VR controllers, room scale movement sensors, and an HMD featuring a built in camera and phone services, plus the three VR titles. The price is inclusive of GST, excluding shipping and handling costs.

 




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