Like new consoles, new VR headsets are only as good as the games you can play on them. Playful’s Lucky’s Tale and CCP’s EVE: Valkyrie are coming for free to customers that pre-order the Oculus Rift, but the company says that they expect many more titles to come down the pipeline by the end of 2016—also including Minecraft.
In an blog post by Oculus announcing the first wave of pre-order units slated to ship on March 28th of this year, the company also announced that “dozens of full-length, AAA games designed for VR are coming to Rift, with more than 100 titles available by the end of 2016…”
Oculus Studios, the company’s internal development wing that has already produced experiences like Henry (coming at launch), will be introducing more than 20 games exclusive to the Rift this year, including Rockband VR by Harmonix, Edge of Nowhere by Insomniac Games, and The Climb by Crytek.
Last year’s E3 saw a mashup of titles coming to the Rift, including: VR Sports Challenge (Sanzuru), AirMechVR (Carbon Games), Damaged Core (High Voltage), and Esper (Coatsink) to name a few. Oculus says they’ll be announcing more titles soon.
The company has partnerships with 4A Games, Climax Studios, Glu, Harmonix, Ready At Dawn, Signal Studios, Square Enix, and Ozwe—so we can expect a number of highly polished games headed our way.
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