The consumer Vive includes Bluetooth phone integration to keep you connected while in VR
The HTC Vive will cost $200 more than its chief competition, the Oculus Rift. The $799 headset, powered by Valve’s SteamVR, will ship with a controller for each hand and a pair of “Lighthouse” laser base stations to track movement in a room-scale environment.
The price was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where UploadVR confirmed Vive will ship with an internal microphone and integrated Bluetooth support to communicate with a variety of smartphones. For a limited time, the system will come bundled with two popular titles: Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption.
Editors Note and Update: Another publication broke the embargo on this information so UploadVR is independently confirming what’s already been made public. Updates to come at 9 a.m. PST with quotes from Valve and HTC. The wording of this post was updated slightly from its original version to clarify our independent confirmation of the facts.