Viveport Launches With Heavy Discounts For HTC Vive Games, Apps, Tools

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WFang

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How does this viveport work with or against my steam library? I'm reluctant to spread my content into yet-another-platform as I already feel stretched out between GoG, steam and humble-bundle..?
 

Jeff Fx

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I hope this isn't an attempt to lock Rift users out of games, like the Oculus store tried to lock out Vive users, until VR users made it clear that fragmenting the VR market based on lock in to a particular display device is unacceptable. I'm pretty happy with Steam's open platform.

btw, your comment system has a bug. If the page is scrolled to where the top of the next article is visible, attempting to comment generates an invalid token message.
 

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I haven't had a chance to try it yet, so I'm really not sure.
 

Joe Black

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They could have stuck to tradition and called it something like Gauge/Piston/Grate/Throttle/Hopper/Pipe/Stack or something like that.
 

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Basically they just added a storefront to the Vive desktop program that most Vive owners likely already have. Steam is still the frontend and so far it seems that this is just HTC trying to get a piece of the action. If you buy a game via Viveport (in app or via web browser) you download it using Vive desktop and you can launch it via Steam. So far I see little downside since some (very few) titles are much cheaper on Viveport right now than on Steam. I highly recommend theBlu as the $1 ish price is a very good deal.

Can Oculus users make use of any of these titles, I cannot say. Perhaps when they get real controllers or some semblance of room scale. Currently most titles that I can recall from the Viveport store have Steam counterparts and when you search for those titles on Steam some of them show support for both the Vive and Rift, but I don't think Rift owners should buy from Viveport rather than Steam just to save a couple bucks unless they get some confirmation that it will work with their hardware.

There is some content that seems to be on Viveport and not on Steam yet like Stonehenge VR or free content like Pearl but Steam is a much better way to browse, buy and download stuff.
 
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