If you’re planning to pick up an HTC Vive any time soon you’ll net two extra titles with your purchase in addition to the two already offered.
Through March 31st all new Vive purchases will include the current purchase bundle including Zombie Training Simulator and The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed, along with two extra titles, Everest VR and Richie’s Plank Experience. The extra titles are redeemable through Viveport, HTC’s own VR app store. The company says the bundle is $75 worth of content—a nice bonus for sure, but not terribly much if the face of the Vive’s $800 price tag. So far it appears the extra titles are available if you purchase direct from HTC or through Amazon.
On Steam, Zombie Simulator is rated ‘Very Positive’ with 95% positive reviews; The Gallery is ‘Very Positive’ (86%), Richie’s Plank Experience is ‘Very Positive’ (93%), and Everest VR is ‘Mixed’ (40%).
The current purchase bundle featuring Zombie Training Simulator and The Gallery has been in place since August last year and replaced the original bundle which was Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption. For a time, Tilt Brush had come with both bundles, but is no longer included.
HTC says that we can expect regular refreshes to the purchase bundle thanks to a new redemption platform that will “enable us to continually and dynamically update the content bundles for Vive, ensuring the best content is readily available to new Vive owners.”