We first saw the HTC Vive Pro at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Finally HTC Vive have announced the launch of the product in the UAE. The company confirmed that the Vive Pro’s new Head Mounted Display (HMD) will retail for Dh3,299 and is available for purchase through its dedicated Middle East e-commerce store.
HTC Vive Pro launch at Burj Khalifa
At the iconic Burj Khalifa on an exclusive 112th floor, HTC Vive launched the Vive Pro as well as Mission 828.
HTC Vive and Burj Khalifa launched Mission 828, which simulates the experience of scaling the building’s 828 meters to the top of the spire – the highest point of the global icon. The VR attraction gives visitors the opportunity to have the virtual experience of scaling to the pinnacle of the tower before taking a parachute-jump right down to The Dubai Fountain.
Mission 828 can be experienced through six VR pods at Level 125 and another at Level 124. As part of the partnership with HTC, L125 will also be the exclusive venue that will showcase the HTC Vive Pro technology in the Middle East in the coming weeks.
HTC Vive Pro
We’ve played with the Vive Pro before and it is definitely one of the best VR setups out there right now. The new resigned VR headset is a room-scale VR system that includes dual-OLED displays that have a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive HMD—initially released in 2016. In addition to visuals, the Vive Pro also features integrated, high-performance headphones with a built-in amplifier that creates a heightened sense of presence and sound through noise cancellation capabilities.
The Vive Pro works with both SteamVR Tracking 1.0 and 2.0, meaning existing Vive customers can upgrade the headset only and continue to use current generation controllers and base stations.
In addition, the Vive Pro has been rebuilt keeping comfort in mind. The Vive Pro features a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly and features easy adjustment buttons for Vive users with glasses.