Today, we’re excited to announce that Lucky’s Tale, the incredible made-for-VR platformer by Playful, will be included free with every Oculus Rift!
Lucky’s Tale, an Oculus Studios title, takes you on an adventure of a lifetime with Lucky, the fun-loving fox. The game takes you to a charming new world, with dozens of locales and lush environments.
Even in the earliest demos, Wired Magazine described the level of presence and immersion as ‘staggering.’ PC Gamer called it ‘a defining use’ of VR tech. We couldn’t agree more, which is why we’re thrilled to bundle it with Rift.
Palmer has often said that Lucky’s Tale was one of the defining experiences in VR for him.
“We always believed there was an opportunity for platformers in VR, but it wasn’t until playing Lucky’s Tale and working with the Playful team that we truly realized its potential to change how people view this genre of gaming forever. Lucky’s Tale delivers on everything you want in a next-generation VR game – it’s thrilling, full of adventure, and incredibly fun to play.” — Palmer Luckey
Playful is a true VR pioneer. Paul Bettner, the founder and CEO, was one of the original $5,000 backers of the Oculus Rift Kickstarter, which included a visit to Oculus HQ. It was clear from the beginning that he and the Playful team saw the potential of VR — they created dozens of game prototypes for Rift over the last three years. Their passion for creating fun, awe-inspiring VR games shows in one of the most unique experiences that will launch on Rift next year.
Paul Bettner and the Playful team visit Oculus HQ for the first time in December 2012
We can’t wait for you to experience Lucky’s Tale, coming exclusively to Oculus in Q1.
Stay tuned for more exciting news in the new year!
— The Oculus Team