HTC Vive's birthday: subscription service, price drop

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

Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Apr 4 2017 2:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

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.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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