The first batch of content for Viveport Arcade, HTC’s location-based VR platform, has launched and will first deploy in 1,000 Leke VR experience stores, using Leke VR’s offline content platform, VRLe. Viveport Arcade serves as an important pillar in the Viveport family as its offline edition and creates more monetisation opportunities for VR developers by opening a unique content platform.
Alvin W. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive explained the strategic decision to use VRLe for debuting Viveport Arcade, “Leke VR has extensive offline channels, while we bring a broad range of content through
Viveport Arcade that has been optimised for out-of-home entertainment.” He maintains that, “This strategic partnership between Vive and Leke VR is a clear win-win for both parties, while also helping accelerate advancement of the VR industry as a whole in China.”
Viveport Arcade is a proprietary content management and distribution platform serving offline experience stores. The program calculates billing by duration of play and serves as a management system for VR content. The platform is part of HTC’s out-of-home VR initiative, after opening multiple arcades and experience centres in China, with plans to expand globally.
HTC is encouraging experience store owners and VR content development teams to join the Viveport Arcade ecosystem, for which partnership enquiries can be sent here.