Viveport Marks First Anniversary With New Services For Developers And 100% Revenue Share For Holidays
“Viveport announces Viveport Scene SDK, open beta of Viveport Arcade Manager, and additional enhancements at VRDC”
Viveport, the HTC VIVE™ global app store and subscription service, celebrates its one-year anniversary at VRDC by rolling out a host of new Viveport™ platform features for developers and a boost to Viveport's developer revenue share. During its first year, Viveport introduced dozens of new features, 1,000s of new VR experiences and the industry's first VR subscription service.
“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.”
Developer Revenue Share
To mark the one-year anniversary, Viveport has made enhancements that benefit both customers and developers alike. Based on user feedback, Viveport has made significant upgrades to improve the customer experience when using the app store. Furthermore, from October through the end of the year, Viveport is foregoing its platform fee. To thank the developers who have contributed to the success of Viveport during its first year, developers will keep all the profits during the 2017 holiday season. Please visit (developer.viveport.com) to learn more about Viveport's developer community.
Viveport Arcade Manager
Viveport Arcade Manager is HTC Vive's proprietary content management and distribution platform for developers and operators looking to introduce out-of-home VR experiences to the public, such as VR arcades or entertainment destinations. The comprehensive software solution provides both a front-end consumer interface and a backend that tracks usage data, manages sales and offers a secure billing solution for developers and operators.
Since launch, Viveport Arcade Manager has been in trial with over 50 operators in 15+ countries and boasts of over 700 titles. Today the VR arcade platform announced it is entering open beta. Based on feedback, new upgrades have been made to Viveport Arcade Manager to the benefit of developers and operators alike. Developer revenue share for Viveport Arcade Manager will increase from 50% to 70% in addition to all developers receiving all profits during the holidays. To learn more about Viveport Arcade Manager, please visit (arcade.viveport.com).
Viveport Scene SDK
Today, Viveport announced the early release of the Viveport Scene SDK, a new toolset that will help developers create immersive VR Previews that will be showcased in Viveport. The Viveport Scene SDK will allow developers to engage customers with their content before purchase or rental, by generating:
- VR Previews: Rich and interactive 3D environments streamed dynamically to the viewer on Viveport to increase engagement and customer conversion.
- VR Skyboxes: Immersive “360 preview images” that surround the user as they browse the content grid in the Viveport store.
The new features will benefit consumers and developers alike, and place Viveport at the forefront of providing the best VR app store experience. To find out more about Viveport Scene SDK, please see (developer.viveport.com).
“Our research has shown that customers vastly prefer VR previews over screenshots and videos to inform their purchasing decision,” said Drew Bamford, Corporate Vice President of HTC Vive's Creative Labs. “We are thrilled that the Viveport Scene SDK will provide developers with a new avenue for discoverability and engagement on the Viveport store.”
To add to the news, HTC Vive is now a key investor and strategic partner of VRChat. HTC led the social VR platform's $4MSeries A investment round alongside Brightstone VC, GVR Fund, and Rothenberg Ventures. VRChat lets users create, publish and explore virtual worlds with other VR users from all over the world. Now available on Viveport, VRChat is driving social experiences for VR forward. Start your adventure at (viveport.com/vrchat) and begin developing 3D social spaces to share with the global VR community. To learn more about VRChat, read the following post on Vive's blog (blog.vive.com).
If at VRDC, make sure to visit the Viveport Partner Pavilion – booths 201 & 207 – for demos and more information on the Viveport Scene SDK and Viveport Arcade Manager.
About HTC VIVE
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built an optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Delivering on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, Vive has created the strongest ecosystem for VR hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike. The Vive ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by Vive X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store for VR that operates in more than 30 countries, and Vive Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative.
For more information on Vive, please visit https://www.vive.com.
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