Viveport, the global app store for virtual reality (VR) videogames and experience for the HTC Vive is marking its first year of operation with new features for Viveport developers and a boost the the revenue share.
Since launch, the subscription-based service introduced over 1,000 new VR experiences, along with new platforms and services, such as the Viveport Arcade Manager, a content and distribution management platform designed for managers and proprietors of location-based VR centres.
To celebrate its first anniversary, Viveport is introducing new features and enhancements, and in addition, will be forgoing its platform fee from October through to the end of December, 2017, allowing developers to keep the profits made through Viveport for the rest of the year.
The Viveport Arcade Manager will also be receiving upgrades, based on user feedback that should benefit operators, customers and developers. Developer revenue share for applications on the Viveport Arcade Manager will also increase from 50% to 70% to all developers receiving profits during the Christmas period.
The Viveport Scene SDK has also been announced, a new toolset with sill help developers create previews that can be showcased in Viveport to give customers better idea of the content available.
“From launching the first-ever subscription model for a VR app store to exceeding 1,000 titles available globally, to over 26,000 registered developers in our community, Viveport has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year.” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. “We enter year two with exciting new features and improvements to continue our commitment to providing the best VR experience for Viveport customers and the most monetization options for developers.”
Further information can be found at the Viveport developer website.
VRFocus will continue to report on new developments for VR services and applications.
Update: Headline updates and revenue increase from Viveport Arcade Manager corrected to 70%.