Some time in the next few months, Facebook will launch Oculus Quest – a standalone VR headset with room-scale positional tracking and Oculus Touch controllers .
Quest is primarily intended for people who don’t already own a gaming PC. But if you do own a PC and a Rift already, you might be wondering if you’ll have to purchase games you already own for Rift.
Or if Quest will be your first Oculus headset, you might want to know whether you’d need to re-purchase games if you decide to get a Rift S to enter PC VR in the future.
Every Major Oculus Rift Exclusive Game
The answer is that the Oculus platform supports cross-buy, but it’s up to each developer. Here are all the titles we know of with confirmed cross-buy so far. More developers could announce cross-buy between now and Quest launch- not appearing on this list does not mean the developer won’t support the feature.
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This list will be continually updated over time.
Fast Travel Games
Apex Construct [8/10 on Rift] is a single-player story-driven action adventure game featuring bow and arrow combat. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic future where robots have taken over, and lasts around five hours.
The First Commercial VR Devices – The EyePhone Head-Mounted Displays. In the late 1960s, the virtual and augmented reality terms were coined, describing the field of technology we know today. This also encompassed the appearance of two of the very first commercial virtual reality devices in the 1980s in the face of the EyePhone 1 and the EyePhone HRX. Developed by VPL research, a company by Jaron Lanier, the devices were extremely expensive, costing as much as $9,400 for the 1 version and $49,000 for the HRX. Customers could also buy gloves that costed $9,000. While the devices didn’t really take off, which is understanding, having in mind their price, they were a major step forward in the development of virtual reality haptics and virtual reality goggles and head-mounted displays.
No VR game so far has quite captured public attention as much as Beat Saber [8.5/10 on PSVR] . It’s a musical experience where you slash incoming blocks to the beat of a song using lightsaber-like energy blades.
Dance Central VR
Dance Central was one of the most popular Xbox 360 Kinect titles, and now the series is coming to VR . It features 32 songs including hits like What is Love, Turn Down for What, and Don’t Let Me Down.
Dead and Buried
Gunfire Games and Oculus Studios
Unlike most multiplayer VR shooters, Dead and Buried [8.5/10 on Rift] does not use thumbstick movement. Instead, it’s a cover-based experience where the challenge is in breaking cover enough to kill enemies but not so much you get shot. It also has a cooperative zombie horde mode.
Dead and Buried 2
We expect Dead and Buried 2 to also feature cross-buy since it is an Oculus Studios title and we got the chance to try it out on Quest earlier this year at GDC . The gameplay will feature some modes similar to the original, but now also features a full smooth locomotion deathmatch mode that’s reminiscent of Quake as well.
Face Your Fears 2
Face Your Fears is one of the most popular scary VR games out there and features a series of thrilling scenarioes designed to tap into popular fears such as spiders, flights, and more. The sequel expands the scope to offer free, smooth locomotion and a full campaign to explore and adventure with plenty of pulse-pounding moments.
Today, thanks to these innovators, users can now enjoy quality VR experiences such as TheaterMax – a widescreen cinematic experience powered by Lenovo’s VR technology. It lets users attach either the Lenovo VIBE X3 or VIBE K4 Note smartphone to the front of a VR Headset to view movies, play games and experience way more than they’ve bargained for, all on a supersized virtual screen.
I Expect You To Die
I Expect You To Die [7.5/10 on Rift] is a hilarious puzzle game where you take on the role of a classic spy. In each level your task is to escape from impending death by dodging lasers, defusing bombs, and escaping the cargo bay of a plane.
Journey of the Gods
Turtle Rock Studios
Journey of the Gods is an old school action-adventure RPG from the developer behind Left 4 Dead with inspirations from The Legend of Zelda . You solve puzzles and fight monsters using a mix of sword & shield and crossbow combat. You have an owl as a companion which travels with you.
Moss [9/10 on PSVR] is a lovable adventure game about a mouse named Quill, which proves once again that 3rd person games can work just as well as 1st person in VR. It’s one of the few Quest titles best played seated.
OrbusVR is the first true VR MMORPG. It feels like a classic MMO brought into VR, complete with all the core mechanics you’d expect like classes, skills, mobs, and quests. Positional voice chat allows for natural communication with other players.
All Generations Love It. While some critics view virtual reality as something only young people like, it turns out that even previous generations largely approve of the technology. Currently, millennials are the generation most likely to embrace virtual reality, but apparently older generations are also getting on the bandwagon. One study found that a majority of baby boomers have a favorable perspective of virtual reality. A big reason behind the popularity is the versatility of many virtual reality systems.
Epic Games (Rift) / Drifter Entertainment (Quest)
Robo Recall [7.5/10 on Rift] was the Rift’s flagship game for 2017. Developed by Epic Games and funded by Oculus with an estimated budget of up to $10 million , this arcade shooter has some of the best gunplay mechanics seen in VR to date.
Shadow Point is a story-driven action adventure narrated by veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart. It centers around the mystery of a missing girl who vanished from a fantasy observatory.
Sports Scramble is an accessible casual tennis game made for Quest. It seems to be heavily inspired by Wii Sports Tennis. An update this summer will add Bowling and Baseball to the game.
One also has to wonder if passthrough capabilities will happen down the line for Rift S and Quest, as both HMDs have added great camera sensing technology to achieve solid inside-out tracking experiences. I did not experience any jarring loss of controller tracking that happens sometimes with other Windows MR HMDs that feature less sensors.
The Climb [8/10 on Rift] is a game where you start at the bottom of a mountain and your goal is to climb, with your hands, to the top. Like most Crytek games the graphics are beautiful on Rift, but we haven’t yet seen what it looks like on Quest.
Bit Planet Games
Ultrawings [6/10 on Rift] is a unique casual flight simulator where you use your Touch controllers as hands to directly interact with the cockpit controls of a light aircraft. It features a variety of missions all set over its cartoon open world island.
Virtual Reality's Future. Some people say that virtual reality might replace all reality in the future, and there are also worries about the future of humanity because of it. But those fears have no basis in reality. Virtual reality only supplements reality instead of replacing it. Numerous industries have benefited from the rise of this technology, and most consumers are also loving their virtual reality experience. The future looks very bright for virtual reality, especially as the technology improves.
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