May 30, 2019－ VIVEPORT, HTC VIVE’s VR subscription servic and app store, today announced that all Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets will officially gain support on the platform starting June 5. Windows Mixed Reality owners will be able to download all WMR compatible titles on the VIVEPORT store while also gaining access to VIVEPORT Infinity, VIVEPORT’s unlimited subscription service.
VIVEPORT boasts a curated library of over 1,700 titles with over 600 available in VIVEPORT Infinity. At launch, over 200 Infinity titles will be compatible with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, allowing WMR owners to take advantage of the subscription service starting June 5. For developers, adding support for Windows Mixed Reality will increase their audience for VIVEPORT content.
“This summer, VIVEPORT is expanding to embrace all major PC VR devices including the HTC VIVE family, Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift S and soon Windows Mixed Reality and the Valve Index,” said Rikard Steiber, President of VIVEPORT. “VIVEPORT Infinity offers all members unparalleled value and choice when it comes to experiencing and discovering VR content. In addition, we’re connecting VIVEPORT developers to an increased audience pool to monetize their content.”
“We’re excited our customers now have an additional opportunity to discover some of the best content VR has to offer at an accessible price through VIVEPORT Infinity,” said Dan Newell, Director of Mixed Reality at Microsoft. “Adding Windows Mixed Reality support on VIVEPORT strengthens the VR ecosystem for consumers and developers alike.”
Compatible WMR headsets include: Acer, HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung.
VIVEPORT Infinity Benefits
The platform agnostic VIVEPORT Infinity subscription service for virtual reality offers users the opportunity to try VR’s popular and indie titles at a price of USD $12.99 a month (or less with a prepaid annual subscription), with hundreds of these titles compatible with Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
New titles are added to VIVEPORT Infinity every month as the subscription library evolves and expands. In addition, as VIVEPORT Infinity members, Windows Mixed Reality users will also gain access to exclusive membership benefits. With a VIVEPORT Infinity account, members are entitled to perks such as premium content on VIVEPORT Video, monthly coupons, weekend deals and free title giveaways.
According to the company, as VIVEPORT continues to welcome new audiences and devices onto its platform, VIVEPORT Infinity developers have the potential to grow their reach, as well as profits. VIVEPORT Infinity developers earn 80 percent of platform revenue sales through the end of 2019. In addition, with a consumer’s unlimited access to content, more developers can monetize a single member with VIVEPORT Infinity, increasing potential revenue for developers.
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