Viveport President Rikard Steiber told Variety that HTC is considering bringing its Viveport subscription service for virtual reality content to other VR platforms sometime in the near future. “We are looking to how we can bring it to other platforms as well,” Steiber said. HTC’s Viveport subscription service, which was officially launched in April, offers subscribers access to five titles per month for a monthly fee of $6.99. The users can then swap out titles at the end of a month, or keep them and play them for as long as the subscription is active.
The subscription service has more than 150 titles to choose from, with 75 of those added just this week. The games include titles like “ROM: Extraction,” “Knockout League,” “Overkill,” “Cosmic Trip” and “Sairento VR.” This comes after Viveport changed its agreements with publishers, increasing the payout from just 60% to a more suitable 70%, matching what they pay publishers for traditional digital downloads. This will come as good news as HTC promises to “help developers publish titles across platforms.”
Steiber did mention that bringing the service to other platforms will of course depend on those companies playing ball. Of course names being thrown around are Oculus with its Rift VR headset and Google with its Daydream platform, but Microsoft now has Mixed reality, which does support VR and AR, and it would be nice to see Microsoft and HTC working together to make AR and VR widespread and affordably available for everyone.