Valve and Liongate to make films available in VR

Valve and Lionsgate have announced a partnership that will see hundreds of films made available through Steam and therefore through virtual reality with the HTC Vive.

Steam is the largest distribution platform for PC games with an estimated 125 million active accounts. Valve, the company behind Steam, partnered with HTC to release the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and it was quickly confirmed that the entire Steam library could be played on the headset. The new partnership will only see yet more content added to Steam that can be enjoyed in virtual reality with the Vive.

According to the joint announcement from the two companies, “The partnership will launch with over 100 Lionsgate feature films available to Steam customers, including movies from the Company’s blockbuster Hunger Games, Twilight, Saw and Divergent franchises. More titles will be added as the partnership continues to expand worldwide.”

While these titles aren’t specifically optimised for virtual reality, “Steam customers are able to view video on all Steam-supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, SteamOS, and in virtual reality via SteamVR.”

70 films are currently available to purchase on Steam immediately and range in price from $3.99 at the lowest to $7.99 at the highest.

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