HTC made quite the announcement last month when it revealed that Viveport would no longer solely support HTC Vive, adding Oculus Rift into the mix as well. For those Oculus Rift users keen on seeing what Viveport has to offer they’ll be able to start perusing the store today.
With Steam and Oculus Store at their disposal do Rift owners need another online store to shop at? Viveport might not offer the same amount of content as Steam – or Oculus Store for that matter as developers do still need to opt in – it has one service that neither of its rivals offer, a subscription. The service may not be to everyone’s tastes but for a small fee every month users can play up to five titles and continually spin them out for new ones. Plus, as Oculus Rift compatibility has gone live today, you can now make use of the 14-day free trial.
Aside from the Subscription Service Viveport is currently running a Back to School VR sale offering up to 90 percent off selected titles. VRFocus has already looked through several including OVERVIEW, Operation Apex, RIFF VR, Mars Odyssey, Final Soccer, BoxVR, they’ve all be updated to offer Oculus Rift compatibility.
Additionally, Fast Travel Games has announced today that its sci-fi bow shooter Apex Construct is now on Viveport Subscription for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The title received a full five-stars in VRFocus’ review, saying: “Despite some minor gripes, its clear that Apex Construct represents the way forward for VR videogames, an absorbing, intriguing experience that draws you in with a rich world complete with its own history and mysteries to be unravelled as well as a fluid combat system. Apex Construct is the standard by which future VR titles will be judged, and an indicator that VR has stepped up its game.”
In the end Viveport support means Oculus Rift users have even more choice and flexibility, which VRFocus reckons can only be a good thing.