Taiwanese company HTC announced that for the first ten minutes after opening pre-orders for virtual reality helmet Vive received 15 thousand applications have already been paid while each kit will cost the user $800. The publication writes that with this cost the device, and for its correct operation you need a computer worth at least $1000, such an excitement can be explained by the fact that it was created in partnership with digital distribution service Steam in the face of the Valve.
The device allows the user to fully immerse in the game world, and additional sensors placed in the room, keep track of player movement. This is the main difference Vive technologies from such competitors.
In January of this order became available virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift, and the interest in this device was so great that it is shipping on pre-orders “stretched” until July.