The next phase of HTC’s VR subscription service, Viveport Unlimited, arrives very soon.
The company announced today that Viveport Infinity launches on April 2nd 2019. It’ll cost $12.99 a month or $99 a year. We had already spotted this price in some fine print earlier this month. A two week free trial period will also accompany the launch.
Infinity offers full access to a suite of over 600 apps and games. The service features popular titles like Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs and The Wizards. For now, the service supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. HTC also says that future standalone headsets supporting its Vive Wave platform will carry the subscription over. Previously the service only let you download five titles a month.
Perhaps most notably, Vive also pledged to increase developer revenue share with the launch of Infinity. It will be moving from 70/30 to 80/20. the change comes into effect on April 1st.
If you’re at all interested in jumping into Viveport Infinity, though, it might be an idea to subscribe to the current plan. HTC says anyone that’s already subscribed or signs up before Infinity’s launch will pay the original price for the rest of the year. That’s $8.99 instead of $12.99, so quite a steal if you don’t plan on picking up an annual subscription straight away.
Viveport Infinity is just one of several major launches for HTC in 2019. In the coming weeks and months the company will release new enterprise-level VR headsets like the Vive Pro Eye and Vive Focus Plus. It’s also set to launch a new consumer device, Vive Cosmos, towards the end of the year. We still have a lot to learn about Cosmos but we’re hoping to hear more at HTC’s developer day at GDC on March 18th.