Facebook-owned Oculus is one of HTC’s main competitors in the virtual reality arena and yet the company is now opening up its VR subscription service for Oculus Rift owners. HTC has decided to allow Oculus Rift owners to purchase a Viveport VR subscription. The subscription service will thus be available on a non-HTC virtual reality headset.
The HTC Viveport VR is a subscription based service that allows headset owners to download a few titles every month in return for a set fee on a rolling basis. The service has been available for quite some time now to HTC Vive owners and it’s just now being offered to Oculus Rift owners as well.
They will now be able to start buying and downloading virtual reality games and apps from the Viveport store. It’s not like Rift owners have been short of options. They can already access Steam and Oculus’ own store to buy VR apps and games from. However, the additional option will give them more choices and that’s never a bad thing.
A word of caution for Oculus Rift owners who may be interested in subscribing to the service, the vast majority of the 1,400 titles on the Viveport aren’t compatible with the Oculus headset. Only 200 or so titles will work with the Rift.
A Viveport subscription for three months costs $19.99 while the six month and 12 month plans cost $39.99 and $79.99 respectively.