Japanese company HTC has announced that the price of their virtual reality headset device, the Vive, will be priced next week during the Mobile World Congress event in Spain. According to company president Takashi Tanaka, the price of the device will be "reasonable".
Of course, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey claimed the Oculus Rift headset would be affordable before unveiling the sticker price of $600, which of course is not reasonable at all, especially considering that the price doesn't include having to make sure your rig can handle its steep, steep system requirements.
In addition, while the price may be "reasonable", gamers were already warned by marketing head Jeff Gattis that the device would not be cheap. "We want to deliver the most premium VR experience the world has seen," Gattis said in an interview. "That’s not marketing speak, but more about where Vive is positioned in the market. This is at the high end." He went on to say the price would eventually come down to affordable at some point.
The HTC Vive was unveiled back on the 6th January of this year. Preorders will begin on the 29th February.