HTC’s VR content platform, Viveport, is opening its gates a little wider next week. The service will add support for Windows VR headsets on June 5th.
Viveport is a digital storefront similar to Steam or Oculus Home. Its most important feature, though, is a VR subscription service named Viveport Infinity. It allows members to download a wide range of VR games and experiences and use them as long as they’re members. Initially Viveport only supported HTC’s family of Vive VR headsets, but also added support for Oculus Rift devices not long ago. From June 5th, though, people with a Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset can join in on the fun.
Microsoft’s range of VR devices are made in partnership with other companies like Dell, Samsung and Asus. They offer inside-out tracking, requiring no external sensors to find your position in a virtual world. These devices might not be as popular as either the Rift or Vive, but they have found a home in the PC VR scene as a low-cost alternative to those headsets. We’re also excited about upcoming devices with improved specs, like HP’s 4K Reverb.
In fact, if you’re looking to get into PC VR for as low as cost as possible, you could do a lot worse than a cheap Windows VR headset and a Viveport Infinity subscription. The service includes some of VR’s best sleeper hits and experimental experiences. The service costs $12.99 a month. It will also be adding support for the Valve Index headset when it arrives next month.