Oculus Announces More Freebies for Oculus Rift Customers

We could recently first report our speculations and later post the official confirmation that the Oculus Rift launch is imminent and that 2016 will be the year where the average consumer will get access to the new world of Virtual Reality. The pre-order phase is planned for January or February 2016, so that is just around the corner. The Oculus team did also promise to give a fair warning to everyone in order to allow people to save up and place their pre-order once it’s possible.

So far we’ve also heard that Oculus Rift pre-orders will get a free copy of EVE Valkyrie along with the headset itself, and that is pretty sweet. But what about everyone else? All those people that will buy their fancy new VR headset later? Well, they will get something too as it was revealed on the official Oculus Rift blog. All customers will get the brand new and made-for-VR platformer Lucky’s Tale along with their Oculus Rift.

Lucky’s Tale is an Oculus Studios title and you can expect it to stay limited for the VR platform. It 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. Early demos of the game have already been highly praised by those who have seen and tested them, which speaks for a promising final product.

“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.”

Lucky’s Tale will be coming exclusively to Oculus in Q1 and you could call it the Rift’s Sonic or Mario. Will you be among the first that pre-order a new Oculus Rift as soon as it is possible? Let us know in the comments.

Oculus and Microsoft Worked Closely Together

Users requested enough room inside the Oculus to wear normal glasses, and they got it. Another thing they often heard in feedback from their users was that they were using a controller to play while using the VR headset.

To make sure this worked the best way possible, they chose a partner and that partner is Microsoft. Not only will you be able to connect a Wireless Xbox One controller to the oculus, you’ll also get one included when you buy the headset.

It is also fully DirectX 12 compatible, ready for Windows 10 that will be released very shortly. That’s even more good news, but we kinda already expected that. Not supporting it could have meant a fail.

There are several game developers that are in deep with Oculus, making their games the perfect companion for a virtual experience. One of them is Eve Online whos goal is to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life. A bold statement, but one that is close to being possible with the VR.