Oculus Rift Support Added to HTC's Viveport Store and Subscription Service
Image courtesy of: Oculus / HTC Vive
In an interesting move, HTC announced today that Oculus Rift support will be coming to its Viveport app store, giving users official access to content built for both competing high-end virtual reality headsets.
According to the announcement, developers can now choose to opt-in their titles to display as Oculus Rift compatible ahead of the full consumer launch on September 4th. Rift owners will be able to make use of the Viveport subscription service for a flat monthly fee, where they can select up to five titles at a time from a curated collection of apps and games—including Seeking Dawn, Tilt Brush, Pixel Ripped 1989, Shooty Fruity, and Knockout League.
Users will be able to see which titles are compatible with the Rift, thanks to the small ‘Oculus logo’ shown in every listing. Oculus owners can also filter out all of the titles listed in the search results based on their headset.
For Rift owners, any opportunity to be able to play more games and discover new experiences outside the Oculus Store is certainly going to be a nice additional benefit. Plus, there’s a 14-day free trial for Viveport, so if you own an Oculus Rift and want to give the service a shot at no risk, you’ll be able to when it launches next month.