HTC announce that they will officially have its own Viveport app store for headset owners who can download their virtual reality experience.
Viveport will feature content with exciting and new categories for VR information, edu-tainment, social media, 360˚ videos, news, sports, health, travel and shopping. The release will introduce some update from Vive Home, which is a customizable virtual space with interactive widgets, according to HTC.
Vivepot is going for beta first, and will be ready for a few weeks from now. HTC is targeting to launch the Viveport in 30 countries around fall, the app has been live in China since spring. Maybe since Steam doesn’t have a huge market in the said region.
HTC store is more than Steam, you are able to use it anywhere. Like in China, Steam doesn’t have a lot of users, HTC are trying to fill in the gap to anyone who gets a Vive can go and download the content, according to HTC prodcut specialist Shen Ye.
Verge reports that HTC isn’t going to fight against Steam, they are encouraging developers to launch their own games and apps in all systems. Viveport is to add categories to the users who are game-focused individual.
“We believe equal access to virtual reality experiences will make the world a better place for people and enterprises alike. Viveport will play an important role in giving access to virtual reality experiences that will enhance our daily lives and the way we connect with friends and family. The Vive team and our customers cannot wait to see what new experiences will be shared by our partners in the developer community” said Rikard Steiber, senior vice president of Viveport, in a statement.