HTC's Vive Studios Forms and Launches its First Game

HTC looks to use Vive Studios to be more involved in game making for the Vive.

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HTC has launched a subsidiary called Vive Studios to focus on game development and publishing for the HTC Vive VR headset. HTC will be running Vive Studios similarly to the models Microsoft and Sony use for their internal studios.

Vive Studios will be creating first-party content using a network of internal teams. They will also be handling funding, distribution, and marketing for external studios working on Vive VR games. The new publisher/developer will be focusing on showcasing room-scale VR, one of the things Vive does much better than PSVR and even Oculus thanks to its 360 degrees tracking Lighthouse sensors.

Vive Studios has already published a game from its first-party partner 2 Bears Studio. Arcade Saga is a trio of games that showcases the HTC Vive's room-scale VR. You can get Arcade Saga now for $30 on Steam and Vive Studios has announced that they'll be releasing more games in the weeks to come.

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    December 9, 2016 10:20 AM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, HTC's Vive Studios Forms and Launches its First Game

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      December 9, 2016 10:22 AM

      Think they missed their mark with that price.

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        December 9, 2016 11:18 AM

        That's the problem with VR right now. It's extremely costly to make, and companies can either take a hit and charge less than what they've put into something and make no money, or charge at a rate that will help them break even or make a small profit and risk turning off their customer base.

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          December 9, 2016 11:36 AM

          Yeah it's tough. Problem with this title is they are just late to the market. If this game released at launch or shortly after for $29 it would likely be successful, however based on the trailer there are numerous other titles on the market that provide similar gameplay for less or are already in customers libraries.