HTC Vive’s Viveport platform wants to be completely hardware agnostic, supporting as many virtual reality (VR) headsets as possible. Currently, only HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners can use the store and its Viveport Infinity service but from tomorrow Valve Index will also be added to that roster.
Viveport announced back in May that it would be adding support for Valve Index as well as an offer of two free months of Viveport Infinity. That was then extended when it became clear a lot of customers wouldn’t get their Valve Index kits in time.
Now it appears the platform decided to hold off even longer to ensure as many early adopters of Valve Index could make use of the Viveport Infinity service. Today, the service has officially started supporting Valve Index headsets, and from 1st September until the end of the month new and existing Viveport Infinity members who own the headset can redeem two months. While it is unlimited, Viveport Infinity is a subscription service so after those first couple of months you can either pay $12.99 USD a month, or only $8.99 with a prepaid annual subscription.
“We’re giving VR enthusiasts access to much more top-rated VR games and apps than ever before for a low monthly price,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport in a statement. “In just one year, we’ve made great strides in our mission to become a hardware-agnostic platform, opening up our service to Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality and now Valve Index devices.”
Valve Index launched on 28th June 2019, with the pre-order launch in May selling out within minutes. This lead the Valve Index landing page to put up longer and longer shipping times as demand outstripped supply. Now you should find that most items in the kit are delivered fairly quickly rather than waiting a couple of months.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Viveport, reporting back with any further VR headset additions.