While many are discussing the next iteration of the HTC Vive, HTC itself is looking to expand the development network for the existing device. In addition to a series of new partnerships announced earlier today, the virtual reality (VR) product manufacturer has announced a new bundle aimed at large development studios and consumer-facing businesses.
Intended to ‘serve the needs of the entertainment, enterprise and education markets’, the HTC Vive Group Edition Bundle (set to be known as the Vive GE), will offer 10 sets of the HTC Vive Business Edition head-mounted displays (HMDs) and two lighthouse base stations for 49,999 RMB. This new bundle will enable multi-user scenarios well suited for cinemas, arcades and schools, at a more affordable price for business owners.
This new bundle comes hot-off-the-heels of the official launch of the HTC Vive Tracker puck, now available to order, and the announcement of exclusive Ready Player One content coming to the HTC Vive alongside the theatrical release of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the novel.
The Vive GE is available for order in China markets from today at http://groupedition.vive.cn. There’s currently no word on an international release, however VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details.