Space Out in Rift: ‘Lone Echo’ and ‘Echo Arena’ Available Now!

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
July 20, 2017

Ready for more Summer of Rift action? Buckle up for launch—Lone Echo and Echo Arena are now available on the Oculus Store!

Ready At Dawn’s deep-space double-header lets you climb and glide through breathtaking zero-gravity environments. With an original zero-gravity, continuous locomotion system and full-body IK (inverse kinematics), these cutting-edge games unlock a unique sense of total immersion.

Single-Player Story
In Lone Echo, you play as Jack, an advanced AI deployed to the Kronos II mining station at the outer rings of Saturn. When a spatial anomaly appears, you and Captain Olivia Rhodes must work together to investigate.

Ready At Dawn takes the established gaming convention of AI-powered NPCs and turns it on its head—letting you play as the AI. By placing you in Jack’s cybernetic shoes in a game where the sole human is an NPC, Lone Echo invites you to explore what it truly means to be a person.

Multiplayer Competition
Get hands-on with the game that VentureBeat describes as Ender’s Game meets Tron, as you team up and face off in a robotic clash for glory. Echo Arena combines full-contact esports with a team-based social dynamic for a uniquely satisfying gaming experience that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Review our quick playbook before you dive in, and mark your calendars for August 24, when we’ll kick off Echo Arena’s online qualifiers for the VR Challenger League!

Bringing Reality into VR
With smart audio to amp-up the social appeal of Echo Arena plus procedurally-posed robotic hands that Road to VR calls both “beautifully detailed” and “impressively functional,” these games take the magic of presence to an entirely new level.

This is just the beginning of the next wave of high-quality VR gaming. Oculus VP of Content Jason Rubin shared his thoughts on where we’re headed earlier today. We’d love to hear your predictions in the comments.

We’ll see you in zero-g!

— The Oculus Team