Its been a busy week in the world of VR with GDC coming to a close for another years and Oculus finally revealing the software launch lineup for their soon to be released Rift virtual reality HMD.
Up until now Oculus have been tight lipped as to which titles would be available on launch and with only days left until pre-order shipping (28th March) Oculus finally confirmed the lineup via a press event held at GDC. With 30 titles available including several Oculus exclusives and a handful of Gear VR ports there's a little something for everyone.
More games are expected to be announced in April with the full catalogue of titles expected to reach over 100 by the end of 2016.
Developer: Three One Zero
ADR1FT is an immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril.
Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event.
The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the damaged emergency escape vehicle and safely return home.
Developer: White Door Games
You will wake up in a scarcely lit dungeon. Find its exit, and avoid the creatures that dwell in it.
Your only weapons will be stealth, your own courage, and a faint light that you’ll have to keep fed with oil, lest you want the darkness to engulf you.
Dreadhalls is an intense and scary experience, not for the faint of heart.
You have been warned!
Developer: Tammeka Games
Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track.
Offering single & multi-player action, Radial-G delivers full immersion racing on tubular tracks featuring gut-wrenching twists, jumps, splits & unique inverted racing.
Developer: Turbo Button
Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games is an all-new platforming game for virtual reality starring Finn, Jake, and YOU!
When Magic Man casts a spell transforming you into a giant balloon, Finn and Jake make it their mission to return you back to normal.
Help them fight baddies, rescue friends, and navigate dangerous lands as you chase Magic Man across Ooo together.
Developer: Frontier Developments
Elite: Dangerous is a space adventure, trading, and combat simulator that is the fourth release in the Elite video game series.
Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite.
Developer: Carbon Games
Command a mighty army from above with the ultimate war machine: the AirMech.
Watch the battle unfold on the table in your war room, or dive into the action directly. Play with friends, or against them!
Reprising your role from the original game, you will become an agent of the enigmatic ESPR organisation. ESPR was set up to deal with the outbreak of telekinetic abilities among ‘special’ citizens and consequences of the event. You’ll venture to exotic locations, including the outer reaches of your mind, as you attempt to thwart a villain’s quest to obtain a mysterious artefact.
Shufflepuck Cantina Delux VR
Developer: Agartha Studios
After jumping through a wormhole and landing onto this forsaken planet far from home, you are standing in front of a huge interstellar Casino where everyone plays air hockey for a living!
Plug your Oculus Rift DK (or not!) and master the finest Shufflepucking techniques!