Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

By Stephany Nunneley
27 March 2015 20:34 GMT

Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially.

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand.

According to Valve’s Doug Lombardi, developers both “big and small” can apply for a Vive. A sign-up site set to go live within the next week.

According to what Lombadri told Ars Technica, the kit will be free “initially,” and the package includes a headset along with two base-stations and controllers.

The HTC Vive VR headset is slated to launch this year, and will initially have a higher price point than some of its competitors.

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