HTC’s Rikard Steiber right this moment introduced at GDC 2019 that Viveport, the corporate’s digital distribution platform for VR video games, goes to assist Home windows VR headsets later this yr.
The corporate first opened up Viveport to Oculus Rift in September 2018, having initially solely supported the corporate’s two PC VR headsets on the time, the unique Vive and Vive Professional.
Many VR video games on Steam have native Home windows VR assist, though people who don’t can profit from a Microsoft-built Steam plugin that permits Home windows VR customers to play video games initially created for Vive & Rift solely.
It’s unsure at this level how HTC will go about supporting Home windows VR headsets, be it via an analogous ‘catch all’ plug-in or by merely permitting builders so as to add assist on case-by-case foundation. Steiber additionally didn’t point out when it will come, solely saying that Home windows VR assist is about to return “later this yr.”
This comes as a bigger push by HTC to additional proliferate the Viveport platform, which is about to launch their Netflix-style, limitless obtain subscription service Viveport Infinity early subsequent month.