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Oculus Reveals AAA Games On The Way

Oculus Reveals AAA Games On The Way

Jason Rubin, VP Content at Oculus took to the stage at Oculus Connect 4 yesterday to show off some of the games that Rift owners can look forward to playing. He prefaced this by saying, “The road to mass adoption in VR is gonna take a while but if this year is any indication, we’re well on our way!”

 

More Lone Echo

It’s fair to say that since its multiplayer mode was announced at the PC Gaming Show ahead of this year’s E3, Ready At Dawn’s Lone Echo and Echo Arena have been hugely popular with VR gamers.

Small wonder then, that Rubin led with the news that two expansions to the game are on the way in the form of new multiplayer FPS mode, Echo Combat, and a continuation of the adventures of Captain Olivia Rhodes – and Jack, of course!

 

 

Pixar Coco VR

Brands don’t come much bigger than the ‘house of mouse’ and Disney is bringing its newest property to VR in the form of Coco VR. Pixar’s promising a social VR adventure beyond our imagination...

The game will be released for Oculus Rift on 15th November and Gear VR a week later, on the day of the film's US release.

 

The Unspoken: Acolytes Single-Player Chapter

Another popular title alongside Echo Arena in The VR Challenger League, The Unspoken is getting a single-player update. Acolytes will reveal the secret history of the Spellcasting duel, and is intended to make for a perfect entry point for dominating the PvP arena.

 

Blade Runner 2049 Memory Lab

The second of three Blade Runner 2049 experiences based on the motion picture from Alcon Entertainment. In Memory Lab, you’ll explore your memories with the help of a holographic AI to uncover a thrilling conspiracy in the world of Blade Runner. Memory Lab comes to Rift on 19th October and Gear VR 26th October.

 

Thor Joins Marvel Powers United VR

Everyone’s favourite Norse god, Thor, joins the cast of this brawler, first announced at Disney’s D23 Expo in July. 

  

With that roster of talent on the way in the remainder of this year, Rubin declared that, “2018 is the year of infinite potential”.

 

Titanfall Developers Onboard

Rubin answered the question he is asked most often, ‘When are the biggest developers and publishers coming to VR?’ by saying, “Be patient; they’re coming!”

He then revealed that Respawn Entertainment, known for its high profile Titanfall games, is working in partnership with Oculus to bring a new IP to Rift.

Vince Zampella, CEO at Respawn said of the game, “We really want to depict being a soldier in combat in a more fully-fleshed out and realistic way”. The trailer didn’t give much away about the game itself, other than showing a montage of gun-based war footage across the ages.

The as-yet untitled game will be released in 2019.


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Steve has been a games journalist on and off since the first PlayStation made games ‘cool’, but he’s never forgotten the thrill of finding a Space Invaders machine in the wild. Neuromancer is one of his favourite books and The Matrix is one of his favourite movies, so he’s been ready for VR all his life.

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