HTC has announced that in response to “recent currency valuation changed” the UK price of their HTC Vive VR system will see a significant £70 increase come August 1st to £759.
As a UK resident, I’ve been thankful that my work here has spared me from having to write commentary on the seemingly endless discussion on BREXIT, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, which came as a shock to most (including those campaigning to leave) last month.
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For those hoping that the financial repercussions of this momentous (and moronic) decision wouldn’t affect their VR habit, there’s some bad news. As a result of the GBP’s drop in value following the decision, HTC will raise the price of their SteamVR powered Vive VR system by £70 on Monday August 1st, bringing the pre-shipping price to £759 up from £689 – a hefty price hike by any standards.
So, if you were on the fence about getting your hands on some room-scale VR hardware, buy it today or prepare to fork out much more in 24 hours. Those new owners can also take advantage of Valve’s first ever Steam VR sale which is on over this weekend to.
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