Viveport, HTC’s Virtual Reality marketplace and app store, launches today around the world and it is set to properly rival the Oculus Home store. Viveport has been in the pipelines for a while now, and several layers of selective testing have lead up to its global release today.
HTC’s Virtual Reality marketplace had previously been available exclusively in China, but now the whole planet will have access to the app store. Beta tests, including quite a large one in recent times, have been a success and it is time for Virtual Reality purchasing to get a whole lot easier.
Previously, purchasing a game required a third-party client. While most transactions were made through Steam, other clients, like Itch.io, existed to fill this purpose. The release of Viveport now means that Virtual Reality players will have one central hub from which they can purchase available HTC Vive-enabled content.
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HTC are not stopping the party there. Several key Virtual Reality titles will be discounted to just $1 USD for the next 48 hours. Stonehenge VR, The Music Room Mini, and Firebird - La Peri are just three of the exciting games that players can pick up for a pittance.
HTC is always stepping up their game in the Virtual Reality world. From shipping more and more free games with the device to investing in Virtual Reality studios, and now to an in-house marketplace, there’s plenty to get excited about on the Virtual Reality front.
Do you think Viveport can lure people away from the comfort and familiarity of Steam?
Source: The Verge