HTC has launched Viveport, the company’s new app store for its high-end Vive virtual reality headset.
Viveport originally launch in China this spring, allowing developers to register for a wider beta this month. Now, Viveport is coming to 30 different countries.
As part of Viveport’s rollout, for 48 hours select Vive titles are discounted to $1 USD, including: Wevr’s theBlue, The Music Room Mini, Mars Odyssey, Firebird — La Peri, Stonehenge VR.
Right now, HTC apps can only be purchased through Valve’s online platform Steam, or directly through third-party services, in some cases the developer’s website. Viveport, while relatively small right now when compared to Steam, gives Vive owners another online retail platform to purchase apps. Viveport also could potentially highlight lesser-known Vive titles that otherwise might get ignored in the vastness that is Steam.