Viveport, the app store for virtual reality, rolling out globally
Aug 7, 2016
Global community of content creators and developers will be able to engage HTC Vive and other VR customers with new and diverse immersive experiences
In addition to a fast growing library of VR games, customers will have VIVEPORT, the premier destination to Discover, Create, Connect, Watch, and Shop in VR.
Los Angeles, USA – August 5, 2016 — Today at VRLA, the world’s largest virtual reality expo, the team at Vive announced VIVEPORT™ , the destination for VR content and experiences. Viveport will be available to customers later this fall and will launch a developer beta soon. Building on the fast growth and success of great VR games, Viveport features immersive experiences across additional categories and introduces an update to Vive Home, a personal and customizable virtual environment. Viveport will soon invite both the creator community and customers to discover, create, connect, watch, and shop for the things they love and need in life.
"Our mission is to unleash human imagination from the limitations of reality, and Viveport will be an important cornerstone in democratizing access to the world’s most diverse selection of immersive experiences," said Cher Wang, CEO of HTC.
Viveport will feature a wide range of VR experiences across education, design, art, social, video, music, sports, health, fashion, travel, news, shopping, creativity tools, and more. The Viveport store will be available in Vive headsets, web browsers, and as a PC and mobile app. Together with the global community of content creators and developers, Viveport will provide all customers with a unique and fast-growing selection of apps and experiences.
"We believe equal access to virtual reality experiences will make the world a better place; enhancing our daily lives and the way we connect with everything. An important goal for the Viveport team is to enable developers to reach a global audience and grow their business," said Rikard Steiber, Senior Vice President of Viveport.
Viveport is built to be responsive to content creators and developers, empowering them to drive long-term engagement and monetization. Viveport will feature pay-to-download, in-app-purchases, subscriptions, and more revenue generating opportunities. In addition, Viveport will continue to roll out new platform features supporting content creation, distribution, and customer engagement.
We now welcome new content creators and developers to join the Viveport community, and register on http://developer.vive.com, joining the thousands of developers who have already started their journey with us. Also follow our blog on http://blog.htcvive.com for more information.
About VIVE Vive is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform designed by HTC and Valve. Uniting passion, talent and innovation, Vive delivers on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content. Unveiled during HTC’s Mobile World Congress keynote in March 2015, Vive has since been recognized with over 30 awards, including best of CES 2016.
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