The pre-order campaign for the HTC Vive, one of the Oculus Rift main competitors, is going live on February 29. No need to check your calendars, indeed it's a leap year.
Oculus Rift is already available on pre-order and it will launch this March. You can opt for one for the rather hefty £499 or $599.
The VR market will be having a blast this year with the Oculus kicking off first. The HTC Vive will be following just a month later - in April. There is still no info about Sony's PlayStation VR.
HTC Vive is developed in collaboration with Valve and is also known as the Steam VR. It has gathered huge interest over the past few months and HTC even announced an upgrade on the final product just weeks before it goes on pre-order - the headset is now smaller, has a more comfy strap that can accommodate glasses, a camera, sharper displays, two-step triggers and doubled battery life for the controller.
HTC is still mum on the pricing, but it has never concealed it is targeting quality rather than affordability, so there is a good chance it goes higher than the Oculus Rift. We'll know soon.
If they price this at or lower than the Rift then I 100% know what I'm getting. It seems to be doing better than with rift with reviews too.
Chen pls go back to the jungle and farm some creeps already !!