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HTC Vive goes on pre-order for £689

James Pearce
February 29, 2016

VR headset, launched in partnership with Valve, will go on sale in UK on April 5

HTC has today (February 29) made the consumer edition of its Vive virtual reality headset available for pre-order in the UK.

The Vive, which is bundled with two controllers, two remote cameras and a headset, will cost £689 and will go on sale from April 5. Pre-orders go live at 3pm in the UK.

The manufacturer has partnered with gaming firm Valve to launch the device, which was unveiled at CES in January and demonstrated at Mobile World Congress last week.

It will ship with three bundled VR experiences as part of a limited time offer from HTC.

· Tilt Brush, by Google: Paint in 3D space with virtual reality. A 3D interactive VR painting experience.

· Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, by Owlchemy Labs: An office simulator where robots have replaced all human jobs.

· Fantastic Contraption, by Northway Games in collaboration with Radial Games.

Check out an exclusive demonstration of the new Vive headset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.

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