HTC are marking the two year anniversary of the Vive VR platform with the release of their updated Vive Pro head mounted display. Vive Pro will be out on 5th April and will set you back £799 (six months of Viveport are also bundled in), but at the same time, the original Vive will be getting another price cut, taking it down to £499. That’s still more expensive than either Oculus Rift or PSVR.
Vive Pro looks to be a solid iteration of the system, with a higher combined resolution of 2880×1600 (78% higher than the original), integrated headphones with a built in amplifier, SteamVR tracking 2.0, twin front-facing cameras for augmented reality, and more.
If you already own Vive and just want the bump up in visual quality and comfort, the HMD is compatible with the existing SteamVR tracking 1.0 that the original Vive used and will be available separately. No pricing has been announced for this upgrade.
Later this year, we can also expect to see HTC release an official wireless adaptor using Intel’s WiGig technology for ultra-low latency and letting you cut the cord on your VR gaming.
Source: press release