HTC is bringing Virtual Reality to Europe, US, and China which is making the public feel excited. This announcement was made at this year’s Developers Conference in California. The problem with VR is that the public wants a demonstration which is hard for some developers to set in place.
HTC also announced that they are going to give licensed software to cafes, VR arcades, and arcades. This means that retailers could set a public space for VR arcades. This will be made with the help of the Viveport app. This makes it easy for people to use it.
The profit that this app is going to make is going to the developers and to HTC. Now there are more than 120 experiences available and people could choose from there. The prices are not available now but the experiences are going to cost between $5 and $13. The expensive ones are those that have a full-room experience. In that room, users can walk around and play in a virtual reality booth.
Despite the fact that HTC is focusing on bringing the Viveport App to China, they will try to bring this to Europe and US as well. They are trying to bring the HTC Viveport app to people before they get used to virtual reality and before it becomes a usual thing.
If any developers want their game to be part of the Vive experience they have to create an account on Viveport Arcade and put the game there. They are going to split the profit with HTC once they sell their games.
“Viveport Arcade will represent a more than $100 million market opportunity for VR developers in the next two years, “says Viveport’s president.
The only thing that is going to be hard for HTC and Viveport is to get this program to the US because they focused too much on the Asian market and people in the US are not that interested in these products. HTC need to make its way into US market. Another problem for the US market is that there are a lot of competitors. For instance, IMAX is going to open centers for people to play VR games.
What is your opinion about Viveport app? Do you think that HTC has any chance of entering the US market?
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