HTC has introduced that the corporate’s Viveport VR app retailer will permit builders to promote titles supporting the Oculus Rift starting on September 4th.
HTC has been making strikes to promote its Viveport VR app store, an alternate to the de facto content material platform for the HTC Vive, SteamVR. Having lately introduced a partnership in which users can buy VR apps through Amazon, HTC is now making good on the headset-agnostic guarantees made relating to the content material platform.
The firm announced this week that builders can start providing titles which have Oculus Rift compatibility as well as to the corporate’s personal Vive, with Rift help kicking off in earnest on September 4th. It’s our understanding that this multi-headset compatibility is achieved by means of the identical OpenVR compatibility that permits SteamVR titles to work with each the Vive and the Rift.
The transfer signifies that Oculus Rift customers might be in a position to buy and obtain choose content material that builders designate as suitable with the Rift, and in addition entry content material by means of Viveport Subscription, a $9/month subscription service which provides customers limitless entry to 5 titles of their selection (amongst some 500 within the Viveport Subscription catalog), with the power to swap out for 5 new titles every month.
Since launch, Viveport has struggled to discover a compelling differentiator to make it stand out towards SteamVR which has lengthy provided compatibility with each the Vive and the Rift, and a bigger VR library. Viveport Subscription was launched in 2017 apparently in an effort to create a singular providing, although it’s not clear if this system has executed a lot to add traction to the platform which has traditionally been critiqued for poor efficiency and a trailing content material library.