New $8.99 Price Set to Increase Developer Earnings While Providing Subscribers with Access to Exclusive Discounts and Promotions
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – VIVEPORT, the HTC VIVE™ global app store and the world's only VR subscription service, today announced new benefits for VIVEPORT subscribers that increases the overall value of their membership. On March, 22nd, VIVEPORT Subscription will add promotional benefits and increase the monthly price from $6.99 to $8.99. All current VIVEPORT Subscription members and those who sign up before March 22nd will keep their $6.99 price point for at least the rest of 2018.
"We are constantly looking to add value to VIVEPORT Subscription membership and enhance the experience for our growing customer base," said Rikard Steiber, President of VIVEPORT. "VIVE continues to have the best content available in VR, and our new perks for VIVEPORT Subscription members makes it even easier to discover great content while keeping their costs down."
Subscribers will get access to exclusive promotions and discounts every month starting in February 2018. To kick off the new membership benefits available to subscribers, VIVEPORT will be sending a free title to all current subscribes this month. VIVEPORT will continue to add value to Subscription through additional benefits and perks as the service grows.
"VIVEPORT Subscription has gained incredible momentum and traction among consumers as well as developers," said Steiber. "Our subscription catalog has grown to over 375 titles, which is more than 600% increase since we started the service. We are always looking to support the developer ecosystem and with the subscription increase, developers will now be earning an additional ~22% from their title in the Subscription catalog. Our exclusive promotions on select titles will also give developers another avenue for marketing their games to our most engaged audience."
The new price increase will take effect on March 22, 2018 across the 60+ countries served by VIVEPORT. However, current subscribers and those who purchase a subscription before March 22, will be locked in at the current price through at least the end of the year.
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Built on the SteamVR platform, VIVE 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, VIVPORT, a global platform and app store with the world’s first VR subscription model that operates in more than 60 countries, and VIVE Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative. For more information on VIVE, please visit www.vive.com.
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