Two years ago today, Oculus launched the consumer version of Rift. To celebrate the occasion, the company has announced new content/updates, some pretty big sales, prizes, and even the chance to win a ‘Golden Account’ that gives you 100 of your favorite Rift games for free.
The Rift Gold Rush
Oculus is hosting a massive raffle that will see $28,000 in prizes given away to lucky Rifters over the course of a few weeks. Prizes include Oculus Store credits, a brand-new PC, and a ‘Golden Account’ that unlocks 100 games for free.
To participate in this week’s ‘Rift Gold Rush’, simply pop into Brass Tactics (2018) for its free weekend (starting March 29th) and play a multiplayer match anytime from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT on March 31st for a chance to win (local starting time here). Oculus will advertise more ways to participate in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on Oculus’ blog for updates.
Oculus Store Deals
Oculus is throwing Rifters up to 75% in savings on games including Lone Echo (2017), The Mage’s Tale (2017), and Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017). The company has also put together four curated bundles, dozens of daily deals, and more for the occasion.
From now until April 3rd, when you buy a Rift from oculus.com and select retailers, you’ll get a $50 USD Oculus Store credit to kick things off right. Oculus says it’s a limited-time only offer that’s available while supplies last.
- L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (2017) is finally coming to Oculus Store replete with official Rift support on March 29th. Check out why we gave it a [5.8/10] in our review here.
- OrbusVR ‘Shard Dungeons’ Update – On March 30th, MMORPG OrbusVR is pushing out a new update that includes new levels, new gear, and new enemies to fight. It’s a free expansion to the game, and represents one of the first open-world MMOs in VR’s history.
- Ultrawings Update – High-flying arcade flight game Ultrawings is getting a new agricultural-themed island, a new speedy Gee Racer aircraft, and over a dozen air races scattered across the impressively-sized world. Users with a HOTAS setup can also rejoice, as the update adds support for your hands On throttle and stick.
Keep an eye on Oculus’ blog for fresh updates on next week’s raffle and prizes.