17 July 2019
HTC has announced that its Viveport, VR app store will now support Windows MR headsets as well. Starting June 5, Windows Mixed Reality owners will be able to download all WMR compatible titles from the Viveport store while also gaining access to Viveport Infinity, Viveport’s unlimited subscription service.
The Viveport includes a curated library of over 1,700 diverse titles with over 600 available in Viveport Infinity. Over 200 Infinity titles will be compatible with Windows Mixed Reality headsets starting June 5th. The compatible WMR headsets are from Acer, HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung.
HTC is also encouraging Viveport developers to add WMR support so as to reach a larger potential audience. This is a big milestone for the company since it’s effectively making Viveport available to big VR platforms, including Oculus Rift headsets and Valve’s Index.
In addition, as VIVEPORT Infinity members, Windows Mixed Reality users will also gain access to exclusive membership benefits. Support for more headsets will clearly benefit the developers as well as their reach extends to a larger audience.
Dan Newell, Director of Mixed Reality at Microsoft said,
“We’re excited our customers now have an additional opportunity to discover some of the best content VR has to offer at an accessible price through VIVEPORT Infinity. Adding Windows Mixed Reality support on VIVEPORT strengthens the VR ecosystem for consumers and developers alike.”