If 2016 was the year of consumer VR, 2017 is the year of VR content—and it definitely hasn’t disappointed! Today at OC4, we announced exciting new titles, from major studios and indie developers alike, and we’re excited to share the news with the VR community.
Respawn Entertainment Steps Into VR
We revealed that Respawn Entertainment, whose founders include the creative minds behind beloved franchises like Titanfall andCall of Duty, is partnering with Oculus and going all-in on a major VR release in 2019. The game is still under wraps, but we’re thrilled to be working with genre-defining developers like Respawn Entertainment.
Ready At Dawn Presents Echo Combat
When Lone Echo earned a score of 89 on Metacritic in July, it became one of the top 150 PC games of all time. Through innovations like Touch locomotion and a gripping narrative that took on additional depth in VR, Lone Echo demonstrated the community’s appetite for unique new IPs and distinctive gameplay.
Then, the pioneering multiplayer experience Echo Arena changed how we compete in VR, blowing away crowds with a best-in-show designation for VR at E3 this year.
Today, Ready At Dawn announced that they’re taking what they've learned—and what we love—about VR action games and are dialing it up with Echo Combat, a competitive, zero-g multiplayer FPS set in the same world as these groundbreaking titles.
Stay tuned for even more news from the Echo-verse soon!
Announcing Thor in MARVEL Powers United VR!
When MARVEL Powers United VR was announced at D23 Expo in July, it got us excited to unleash our Super Powers with friends. Today, we announced the latest playable character: son of Odin, wielder of Mjölnir ... Thor is coming to VR!
The best part is, you don’t have to wait until the game’s release in 2018 to step into the Marvel Universe. Starting November 3, get hands-on with MARVEL Powers United VR at hundreds of participating Best Buy stores across the US, as well as John Dixon and DCG stores in the UK and FNAC locations in France. Visit powersunitedvr.com to learn more.
Your Favorite Films and Franchises Come To Life
Today, we’re thrilled to unveil an all-new lineup of VR experiences that bring you into the worlds of some of the most iconic entertainment brands and push the boundaries of storytelling in VR.
Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
We’re excited to share our 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 October 19 and Gear VR October 26.
For more information on our first Blade Runner 2049 experience, click here.
Introducing Pixar Animation Studios’ first VR experience with the visual and storytelling magic only they could produce. You and your friends will explore the world of DisneyPixar’s newest film, Coco, in this social VR experience. Coco comes to Rift November 15 and Gear VR November 22—the day of the film’s US release.
Stranger Things: Face Your Fears
Face Your Fears is one of our most successful titles on the Oculus Store, with more than 1.5M downloads so far. We’re excited to team up with Netflix and Turtle Rock Studios to bring you a new Face Your Fears experience tied to Stranger Things. You can also watch the premiere of the show’s second season on the Netflix app for Gear VR.
This new addition to Face Your Fears is coming soon to Gear VR.
The latest project from Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios, Space Explorers lets you reach new heights through the power of VR. Created in partnership with NASA, the experience follows their astronauts as they prepare to launch into space—and its coming to Gear VR and Rift in early 2018.
This cinematic piece from Future Lighthouse follows MELITA, an advanced AI, and Anaaya, a brilliant female scientist, as they embark upon a personal journey, exploring the meaning of life as they search for a new habitable planet. Check out MELITA October 17 for Gear VR and Rift.
Created by Here Be Dragons, Dispatch follows a small-town police dispatcher as he faces an all-night crime spree. The experience takes you inside the dispatcher’s perspective in this episodic, audio-based miniseries. You can dive into Dispatch on Gear VR and Rift November 21.
This live-action anthology series from Future Lighthouse invites the viewer to join the fire circle at Camp Coyote as a group of campers take turns telling scary stories, each one leading you on an immersive ride into your darkest childhood fears. Directed and produced by Alexandre Aja, Campfire Creepers is coming to Gear VR and Rift this fall.
Pale Blue Dot
An episodic VR journey through the universe, Pale Blue Dot explores the music of the cosmos. Created by Eliza McNitt, produced by Kaleidoscope, and powered by Intel, this interactive project is coming to Gear VR and Rift in Spring 2018.
More to Come
There’s so much amazing content to look forward to in the final few months of 2017, but 2018 and beyond are even more exciting. There’s no telling what will come next as new developers and creators join the VR ecosystem.
We can’t wait to see what’s next.
— The Oculus Team