1. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
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    Wevr is launching a premium subscription for virtual reality apps on its Transport platform.

    The subscription tier is timed to the release of Finding Your True Self from self-help guru Deepak Chopra, as well as Old Friend, a VR music video by Tyler Hurd. The latter premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and has won numerous best-of awards.

    Transports premium tier will cost $20 annually and initially include those two titles as well as theBlu: Season 1 (Whale Encounter, Reef Migration, Luminous Abyss) and Waves (premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2016).

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    With the new premium tier, Wevr said it is embracing the VR creative community and helping establish a sustainable business model for that community to continue to evolve and flourish for years to come.

    With Transport, we created a platform agnostic service that streamlines the distribution process for VR creatives, who arent necessarily making games, to help them reach an audience thats hungry for their works, said Anthony Batt, cofounder at Wevr, in a statement. And since the initial launch earlier this year, weve released a suite of experiences that run the gamut from the powerful and realistic with Hard World For Small Things to the more nightmarish and bizarre with Tippett Studios Mad God VR. Now, with Transports premium tier, were embracing the storytellers who adopted VR as their medium of choice and providing them a revenue model that will help them continue to create and innovate in this nascent medium.

    Transport launched earlier this year on HTC Vive, and it has since expanded to Samsung Gear VR. Experiences available on Transport include Wevrs multi award-winning title, theBlu: Whale Encounter; the recently released Mad God VR from visionary animator Phil Tippett; Hard World For Small Things from independent film director Janicza Bravo; and many more.

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    As noted, with the new premium tier, Wevr is trying to establish a sustainable business model for the VR creative community.

    For $20 a year, users have access to room-scale and mobile experiences, and for $8 a year users have access to mobile experiences. This is all in addition to the free content available on Transport.

    Source: Wevr Transport launches premium subscription for virtual reality apps | VentureBeat | AR/VR | by Dean Takahashi
    12-14-2016 05:00 PM
  2. Graham Devereux's Avatar
    Seems kind of like the FOO Show where they will update every few months with episodes. Although it seems like a high price.
    12-14-2016 06:02 PM
  3. pjs37's Avatar
    We will need to see if they can generate enough content to justify the fact they are charging a subscription.
    12-14-2016 06:12 PM

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