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HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition will appeal to F1 fans

The HTC Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset has landed. (Source: HTC)
The HTC Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset has landed. (Source: HTC)
HTC has released the Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition which is the result of a partnership between the Taiwanese company and legendary British Formula 1 racing team McLaren. In addition to a unique color scheme that matches the McLaren F1 racing car livery, the headset also comes with two McLaren F1 VR software experiences.

F1 fans who have been waiting to get themselves properly immersed in a virtual Formula 1 racing experience will be keen to check out the latest VR headset from HTC’s Vive. The new Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition VR headset has been designed in partnership with the Woking-based Formula 1 racing team. If you love McLaren’s papaya orange and blue F1 livery, you will love the custom color scheme applied to this special edition VR headset which looks just as striking here.

In addition to the bespoke color scheme, customers will also get a copy of the rFactor 2 McLaren Edition racing game and the McLaren Garage VR experience. The combination of the custom headset and McLaren software should go a long way to immersing gamers and F1 fans in the world of F1 on and off the track. Given that the Vive Pro is the official VR headset of choice for the McLaren eSports Shadow Project competition, partnership on this headset is a natural evolution.

The only aspect of the combo that might give potential customers pause is that the package is retailing for US$1,549. Given that it comes with the latest wireless components, 2018 controllers, gen 2.0 version of the Base Station and the included software it is not terrible value. That custom color scheme might tip you reaching deep into your pockets, however.


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-11-23 (Update: 2018-11-23)