March 16 – Viveport has announced that Viveport Infinity, the company’s unlimited VR subscription service, launching on April 2nd, will be available for USD $12.99 a month or USD $99 a year. New Viveport customers can also sign up anytime for a free 2-week membership.
In the largest upgrade to the platform yet, Viveport Infinity members will gain unrestricted access to the service’s library of over 600 apps and games in addition to exclusive membership benefits. Current members, including those with pre-paid subscriptions, and new members who sign up before April 2nd, will keep their current pricing plans until the end of 2019.
Viveport Infinity offers a diverse library of popular and indie VR titles. Some titles, such as Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, have even timed their launch in the service to coincide with their global release.
“We have built a new model for VR that shines a light on the great library of VR content this industry has developed and gives users a reason to spend more time in headset than ever before,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. “At the same time, we’re increasing developer reach and potential revenue as more developers can monetize a single Infinity user. We believe this model matches how consumers want to experience VR”
Viveport Infinity will be available to VIVE and Oculus Rift owners. For compatible titles, Viveport Infinity will also travel with members to any standalone headset built on VIVE’s WAVE platform. This hardware agnostic and cross-platform approach will help to bring the service to a new category of VR devices while broadening developers’ reach and audience pool.
“Through Viveport’s subscription service, we’ve been able to increase our player pool and build a bigger community around The Wizards,” said Paweł Gajda, Head of Marketing and Publishing, Carbon Studios. “Viveport Subscription has become a significant part of our revenue and we can’t wait to connect with even more players though Infinity.”
To further support Viveport Infinity developers, Viveport is increasing the developer’s share of revenue earned to 80/20 up from 70/30. Running from April 1st through the end of 2019, this increase in profits applies to all titles in Viveport Infinity.
Starting April 2nd, members will automatically receive a 10% coupon at the beginning of every month to spend on any Viveport store purchase. Viveport will also hold a store-wide sale on over 100 titles to celebrate the launch of Infinity from April 2nd – April 7th.
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