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HTC Vive's birthday: subscription service, price drop

HTC Vive turns 1, with the company launching a new subscription service

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 4, 2017 at 02:30 am CDT - 0 mins, 49 secs reading time

Can you believe it has already been 12 months since HTC launched its Vive headset? Well, the Taiwanese giant is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of Vive's launch by launching a new subscription service, and a temporary price cut to the HTC Vive headset itself.

HTC Vive's birthday: subscription service, price drop |

On April 5, HTC's Viveport subscription service will go live, with HTC giving everyone a month for free. The new Viveport subscription will let anyone choose 5 apps from the catalog of 50 apps, and try them for a month - after that, you can pick another 54 apps every month, as long as you continue paying the $7 per month. HTC hasn't announced the entire subscription catalog just yet, but TechSpot reports that the selection includes: TheBlu, Richie's Plank Experience, Everest VR, physics puzzler Fantastic Contraption, and Mars Odyssey.

HTC isn't stopping there, as they're also slashing $100 from the price of the Vive on April 5 - and will provide a free copy of Arcade Saga - a 3-game package that costs $19.99, for free.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:21 am CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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