Starting today, developers can display their Viveport titles as Rift-compatible, with full consumer support starting September 4th.
With nearly 500 VR experiences occupying their well-curated catalogue, Viveport’s game subscription service is a fantastic option for any new headset owner looking to dive head-first into the virtual scene.
Now the $8.99 per month service is extending its list of compatible VR headsets with official support for the Oculus Rift. Beginning today, VR developers now have the opportunity to label any of their Viveport-available titles as Rift compatible. Creators simply need to head to the developer console and locate the “compatible headsets” options under the “Viveport Listing” section. From there, it’s just a matter of selecting the Oculus Rift box and creating a production release.
Builds with Oculus Rift support through OpenVR may already be qualified for this new update.
“By adding support for Oculus Rift, we’re doubling the potential user base for Viveport developers,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport, in an official release. “Viveport continues to offer the most opportunities for developers to monetize their VR content. From Viveport and Viveport Subscription, to availability on Amazon and in Viveport Arcade, we’re going to continue to expand and reach the largest global audience possible on developers’ behalf.”
An official consumer launch is scheduled for September 4th, at which point Oculus Rift owners will have the opportunity to access the growing platform. This includes everything from classics such as Tilt Brush, Fruit Ninja VR, A-Tech Cybernetic VR, and theBlu, to fresh hits like Pixel Ripped 1989 and Seeking Dawn.
The Viveport Subscription comes in a variety of payment options, with plans ranging from $8.99 per month to $79.99 per year.
Not sure if the service is for you? Check out the 14-day trial for access to five AAA VR titles at the low cost of $0.00.
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