It’s been two years since Rift made the leap from dev kits to consumer headset, and we’ve got a lot to celebrate. VR gaming is breaking new ground, the player community continues to grow, and the combination of cross-platform play and affordable standalone hardware on the horizon promises to nudge VR ever-closer to the mainstream. To spread the love, we’re announcing new games, some exciting updates, and multiple promotions.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Is Coming to Rift!
We’re excited to share that the title UploadVR called “a tantalizing tease” of gaming’s future will make its debut on Rift tomorrow, March 29!
Interrogate suspects face-to-face, reload and fire weapons with your own hands, drive period-specific vehicles and explore eight square miles of meticulously recreated 1940s Los Angeles. We’ll have more to share when the game launches tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Win Big in the Rift Gold Rush—$28K in Prizes Up for Grabs!
Enter the Rift Gold Rush* for your shot at part of a $28K prize pool including Oculus Store credits, a brand-new PC, and the exclusive “Golden Account” that unlocks 100 of our favorite games for free! We’ll kick things off tomorrow with a Brass Tactics free weekend. Jump in and play a multiplayer match anytime from 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT on March 31 for your chance to win. This is the first in a series of Rift Gold Rush events—check back each week for more ways to participate.
Rift Rewards: Custom Trophies for Oculus Home
We’ve come a long way since the Kickstarter days, and we want to celebrate the members of the Rift community—especially those who have been here since the beginning. Starting later today, we’re rolling out special edition trophies for people who pre-ordered Rift and/or Touch, as well as both DK1 and DK2 backers. Show off your VR street cred in your Oculus Home. You’ll find them in the Achievements section of your inventory.
Thanks for joining us on this wild ride!
Stock Up on Deals in the Oculus Store
Celebrate two years of the best in VR gaming with up to 75% in savings. Top titles on sale include Lone Echo, The Mage’s Tale, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Choose from four curated bundles, dozens of daily deals, and much more. Click here to start your shopping spree now.
Gift a Rift and Save
Now through April 3, every Rift purchase on oculus.com will receive a $50 USD Oculus Store credit. This is a great opportunity to help your friends and family get in the game. Select retailers in the US, Canada, and Europe are offering similar promotions, though details may vary, so be sure to check with your local store for more information. Act fast—this limited-time offer is only valid while supplies last.
Onward Graphics Update
Tactical military-sim Onward has a brand-new graphics update coming soon. We’ll share more details—and reveal new screenshots—in a dedicated blog post. In the meantime, buy now and save big during the Rift Anniversary sale.
OrbusVR Shard Dungeons Update
On March 30, OrbusVR joins the Rift Anniversary action with its Shard Dungeons update. Packed with new levels, new gear, and new enemies to fight, you won’t want to miss this expansion.
The content updates continue with the flight sim that Polygon called “a perfect mixture” of believable physics and intuitive controls. Explore the new agricultural-themed island, pilot the speedy Gee Racer aircraft, and compete in over a dozen air races scattered across the world. And for those of you with the ultimate VR setups, this update comes with HOTAS (Hands-On Throttle and Stick) support!
More Games on the Horizon
We’re inspired by the VR community’s passion and look forward to even more milestones to come. As our Rift Anniversary celebration continues, keep an eye out at PAX East for the reveal of a new Oculus Studios title—you won’t want to miss the first look at this original concept from Twisted Pixel Games!
— The Oculus Team
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of countries where Oculus sells and ships products as of 3/15/18 and who as of 11:59 p.m. PT on 3/28/18 are 18+ and personally own or have free access to use an Oculus Rift and maintain an Oculus account in good standing. Entry period begins: 1:00 p.m. PT on 3/31/18; ends 2:00 p.m. PT on 3/31/18. ARV of grand prize package: $6,899.00. Other prizes available. See full Official Rules for all details. Sponsor: Oculus VR, LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025.