New games revealed for Oculus Rift headset, along with Oculus Home VR portal
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:
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:
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.
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