Marc Metis, Global Head of Vive X at HTC Vive, has suggested that a cheaper version of the Vive is on his company’s roadmap. I don’t see the Vive 2 being cheaper than the original (I think it’s leaning toward the cutting edge, with wireless VR and other novel tech), but this is good news for those who want some assurance that affordable sets are in the works. What is the maximum price you are willing to pay for one? ...we asked whether the HTC Vive price of $799 coupled with the need to be hooked up to a high-end PC could be a hindrance to broadening the Vive’s user base. Metis responded by saying the Vive is the “most immersive, high-end product in the market,” one with “huge strengths and benefits” for fields like medicine and education, but added HTC isn’t finished innovating. “We’ll also always try to address other market segments as well,” Metis said. “Expect new offerings from us over time. We’re an entrepreneurial company. Don’t view us as static. We’ll only enter a segment when we can offer the most immersive and considered experience.“ “We’ll enter different segments at different price points,” he said.