In a torrent of news surrounding the two-year anniversary of Rift’s commercial launch, Oculus today revealed a little more about one of upcoming Oculus-funded titles previously teased by VP of Content Jason Rubin.
Nothing so far is known about the game outside of its name, Defector, and the studio producing it, Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel is known for their recent VR title Wilson’s Heart (2017), which was published by Oculus Studios.
Rubin previously teased in a tweet inaugurating the launch of Brass Tactics (2018) to “stay tuned to PAX East for more Oculus Rift games.”
— Jason Rubin (@Jason_Rubin) February 22, 2018
Tucked away at the end of a recent Oculus blog post, the company revealed the image above and said they’re “inspired by the VR community’s passion and look forward to even more milestones to come. As our Rift Anniversary celebration continues, keep an eye out at PAX East for the reveal of a new Oculus Studios title—you won’t want to miss the first look at this original concept from Twisted Pixel Games!”
Rubin recently stated in a GDC 2018 session that Oculus would be producing fewer Oculus-funded titles, but that they would be ‘bigger and better’ than previous titles funded by the company. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for Twisted Pixel’s Defector and whatever else Oculus has planned for PAX East, which takes place April 5-8 in Boston, MA.
Update 2:20 PM ET: A previous version of this article stated that ‘Defector’ was a first-party title, however the definition of the resultant IP isn’t so cut and dry. I’ve changed the headline and contents to clarify that Oculus is indeed funding and publishing it, but not creating it themselves.