At Microsoft’s pre-E3 keynote today, we’ve seen plenty of non-VR games coming to the Xbox console family, now including XBox One X (formerly Project Scorpio). But with still no clue of possible VR support to come for the 4K console, the second installment of Lucky’s Tale (2016), called Super Lucky’s Tale, is apparently coming to XBox One as a console exclusive with no clear sign that VR support is in the cards.
First released by Playful Corp as an Oculus Rift launch title back at the headset’s initial release in March 2016, the second installment of the Lucky’s Tale IP is exclusively coming to Xbox One X, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as a retail and digital title. Whether that includes VR support for the score of Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets from various manufacturers remains to be seen. Although Microsoft has made mention of possible VR support coming to the Xbox One X, including support for Fallout 4 VR, the company made no mention of VR during their entire pre-E3 keynote today.
Lucky’s Tale was bundled with every Oculus Rift purchase, even including access for Oculus Rift DK2 owners. As a classic 3D platformer, the game makes use of the XBox One controller.
Controlling the family-friendly fox Lucky, Super Lucky’s Tale (coming in 2017) follows Lucky on his quest to help his sister rescue the Book of Ages from the nefarious Jinx. The game appears to emphasize a sidescroller-style locomotion system, one that wouldn’t necessarily be the best for VR. The previous VR version launched in 2016 was more of a top-down view that allowed for more comfortable viewing.
When asked about potential VR support for Super Lucky’s Tale, a Playful Corp representative told us “There’s no announcement at this time regarding VR plans for the game.”
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