UPDATING: The Viveport VR store from HTC has officially landed on the Oculus Rift, although only 200 of the potential 1,400 titles are currently being confirmed as compatible.
HTC has announced that the Viveport VR store will land on the Facebook Oculus Rift from September 4, along with the associated subscription-based service.
Many VR games are already compatible with both HTC and Oculus hardware, and HTC's VR store currently has about 1,400 titles when used through its own headsets, the HTC Vive and Vive Pro. Developers with titles in the Viveport store must specifically sign up to add Rift compatibility, but at the launch, the new Oculus store will not have access to that full spectrum of titles.
HTC's subscription service costs $ 8.99 per month and gives subscribers access to five VR titles at any time, giving them one & # 39; & # 39; before they can rent something new. The intention is to allow users to perform test titles before making a purchase and relieves the stress of paying a top dollar for a new title.
An expanding universe
In HTC's assertion, President Rikard Steiber of Viveport claims that the decision to extend the availability to the company's main rival has been made to help both the creators of VR content and the users. "By adding support for Oculus Rift, we are doubling the potential user base for Viveport developers".
This step to eliminate obstacles is perhaps the first of many, with Steiber suggesting that HTC "will continue to expand and reach the largest global audience possible on behalf of developers".
Keep an eye on the future peace offer between the VR giants, because they can lead to more accessibility for the users of the platform.