Today's Oculus press event wasn't just about the Oculus Rift hardware. The company also showed off a number of games that are either being made exclusively for their upcoming virtual reality headset, or being ported to work with that hardware.
One of the games that got the spotlight was the third-person action game Edge of Nowhere, from Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive creators Insomniac Games. Here's a brief description:
"Travel to the far reaches of the Antarctic mountains in search of a missing expedition team. What appears to be a rescue mission takes a turn as you venture into the deep unknown, and discover a surreal world that will test your wits and sanity. Scale towering mountains and use makeshift weapons to survive and avoid descending into madness. In Edge of Nowhere, nothing is what it seems and the unexpected lurks from all sides."
Another game that was shown during the event was the fantasy role playing game Chronos, from developer Gunfire Games. Here's what you can expect:
"Chronos is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles one young man's lifelong quest to save his homeland from a great evil. Central to this quest is an ancient labyrinth, which holds the secrets necessary to restore life and peace to his home. However, the architects of this labyrinth designed it to open only once a year. The labyrinth is a test, and each time the hero fails he is cast out and must wait one year to return. "
CCP Games showed off a trailer of EVE Valkyrie, their previously-announced space shooter set in the same universe as their EVE Online massively multiplayer game. Other games that are due for release for the headset include VR Sports Challenge, which will offer first person pro sports experiences like hockey, football and more, along with Damaged Core, a first person shooter from developer High Voltage. Haromonix, Climax and Square Enix are all making games for the Rift. In addition, Oculus is investing $10 million so that small indie developers can develop games for the Rift.
During the press event, Oculus also showed the VR portal to play those games on the Oclus Rift. It's called Oculus Home, and much like Valve's Steam online store, it will allow owners of the Rift to browse games and try them out, along with support for chatting with friends online.
Oculus plans to demo many of the upcoming games for the Rift at E3 2015 next week in Los Angeles.