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.
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.
Google Is Going In VR. Google has fully embraced the virtual reality experience and it is dedicating a lot of resources to it. In fact, Google Cardboard was once considered to be a side project for the company before it became a hit. Some people say that Google Maps' street view, which launched in 2007, was an early example of virtual reality. In recent years, Google hired a lot of people specifically for virtual reality and they are researching all aspects of it.
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.
Virtual reality has been added to some theme park roller coasters since 2015.
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.
The Rise of Oculus Rift. You’ve probably already heard the story, but in the 2010s, Oculus VR, a start-up company decided to release a Kickstarter project for their Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. Little known to them, the device kickstarted the industry of virtual reality again.
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.
Most of the major brands worldwide are investing in some way in virtual reality.
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