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What size room do you need for Vive XR Elite?

Here's how much room you'll need for the Vive XR Elite

Updated: Mar 1, 2023 10:18 am
What size room do you need for Vive XR Elite?

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What size room do you need for the Vive XR Elite? It’s a worthwhile question to ask as dropping a significant chunk of change to enter a virtual world only to find out your apartment isn’t big enough can be a total month-ruiner. Luckily, there are options for you here.

HTC Vive XR Elite VR headset

HTC Vive XR Elite VR headset 1


Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2





Display resolution

1920 x 1920 per-eye

Battery Life

Up to 2 hours, comes with a hot-swappable 26.6Wh Battery



As the Vive XR Elite release date barrels toward us, we’ve been trying to learn as much as we can about the new headset. The more we know, the more you’ll know as we can better answer all of your questions.

This is particularly helpful if you’ve already pre ordered the Vive XR Elite, so you can sanity check you’re purchase just in case you’ve jumped the gun.

By the time the Vive XR Elite lands on shelves and doorsteps the world over, we’ll have provided answers for everything you’ll need regarding it. For now though, what size room do you need for the Vive XR Elite?

What size room do you need for the Vive XR Elite?

Luckily, HTC has been pretty forthcoming with this information, bucking the trend of staying silent until release, a trend that most tech companies are guilty of perpetuating, to be honest.

According to the official Product page for the Vive XR Elite, you need a 1.5m x 1.5m minimum play area. This, coincidentally, is the same recommendation for the PSVR 2 play area.

However, we reiterate that this is a minimum play area. So, given the standalone nature of the Vive XR Elite, your potential bounds are far larger. in fact, you can have up to a 10m x 10m play area with the Vive XR Elite.

Obviously, we aren’t sure who has that much free space, though it could be good for business and enterprise use cases. For gaming, however, it’s unlikely that players will be able to fully utilize a 10m x 10m play area, though it’s nice to have.

What size room do you need for Vive XR Elite

Vive has stated that you’ll need a minimum of 1.5m x 1.5m.

Is the Vive XR Elite wireless?

Yes, though you can optionally connect it to a PC to boost performance.

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