HTC have today announced that the previously announced HTC Vive Pro will release for $1199 when it releases on April 5th. If you purchase the unit before June 3rd, you’ll also get a free six-month trial to Viveport which will allow people to get five titles per month.
The existing HTC Vive headset will also receive a price drop to $879 starting today.
Here is what makes the HTC VIVE Pro better than the previous iteration:
higher resolution (2880 x 1600), a 78% increase
integrated audio speaker (3D audio), with build in amplifier
lighter weight, enhanced ergonomics and comfort
dual microphones with active noise cancellation
dual front facing cameras to ’empower developer creativity’
also HMD only upgrade option (for current Vive owners who just want HMD upgrade)
compatible with up to 4 lighthouse base stations (also compatible with current 1.0 and future 2.0 version)
the Audio strap on Vive Pro is different from current Deluxe Audio Strap