Gone Home developer considering Oculus Rift support

Gone Home developer The Fullbright Company is exploring the possibility of adding Oculus Rift support to its first-person exploration game.

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The Fullbright Company, the developer behind recently released, exploration-focused game Gone Home, is exploring possibilities around bringing Oculus Rift support to the title, according to the game’s creators, as reported by VG247.

A Twitter exchange between Telltale Games' The Walking Dead writer Gary Whitta and Fullbright revealed that the developer is "looking into" it, resulting in Oculus VR developer relations staffer Aaron Davies contacting the studio publicly, asking them to get in touch so they can "make some magic happen".

No official confirmation of support or an anticipated release date has been revealed.

For more information on Gone Home, check out GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

62 comments
hadlee73
hadlee73

With Oculus Rift you could feel like you are actually in the house for the 60 seconds it takes to finish the game if you already know its secrets :P

ReadingRainbow4
ReadingRainbow4

This game would have been so much better if it was based on Ghost Busters.

Jacanuk
Jacanuk

What a pointless news story, the Rift is still in early development stage and are using Kickstarter to gain funding, the rift seems at least 1-5 years away from hitting the consumers and by then "gone home" has truly gone home.


S0loMANgrundy
S0loMANgrundy

gone home aka a 20 dollar 2 hour game that pushes its lgbt agenda on its audience

vadagar1
vadagar1

so many games should be playable with the rift 

number one make it so 

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

As a person that wants to be a succesful story teller I have to say that this game was great and Occulus Rift will only further that greatness.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Please do so, if you are interested in my money. Either that or a 3rd person mode.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Having just finished the game, all I can say is that playing it with the Rift would work really, really well.

Sky_Stifler
Sky_Stifler

I really dislike the idea of Oculus Rift and would never use it, but hey, people have different opinions

northArrow
northArrow

The Oculus Rift is truly next gen

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Great game, Oculus support is definitely welcomed.

AjenoMerveilles
AjenoMerveilles

Spent a few hours with the game last night. Very impressed with the structuring of how the narrative unfolds as the momentum moves forwards. Quite the story as well (so far). Like a love letter for people of my age (33) in a sense with the cultural references, a reminiscence of  maturity I can identify with.

Games like this (and 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent') should be the core aim of the Rift. Indeed, if the Rift does achieve all it has set out to be, it might encourage more narrative led first person games. I remain unconvinced first person shooters are the way forward with this technology, but games like this, games that offer pause and thought, should absolutely be the way this process goes.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

That will make the game even more immersive when i buy it..

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

Let me  put it this way im not going to be upgrading my monitor anytime soon But oculus is already 100% pickup ,for games like star citizen ,mech warrior .im sure modders will add support to arma 3 if they cant be botherd to.

But horror games with the rift is a perfect fit .

that and thief 

As  somebody that can spot a gimmick and has totally not bought in to the 3d tv sell. I strongly believe the rift is the future of games

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Lol, yeah, add the Oculus Rift support, so we could open the drawers and throw cups and pillows IN TRUE 3D. Srsly, this game sucks big time.

arqe
arqe

Amnesia with Oculus Rift. Noone can compete.

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@Jacanuk I know, people don't seem to get that though. GS is all in hype train( I don't know why). It's a 300$ piece of hardware that most gamers can't afford to buy. 

blee575
blee575

@DiamondDM13 A third person mode wouldn't work at all with this game, man. I highly prefer 3rd to 1st too, but this game just couldn't be 3rd person. You'll understand if you play it.

hystavito
hystavito

@AjenoMerveilles I don't think the kind of gamer that loves these kinds of game are also the type to spend the money on special gadgets like the Rift.

blee575
blee575

IGN: ''tells one of the finest video games stories in quite some time''

Gamespot: ''
turns the process of exploring a house into a captivating and deeply poignant journey of discovery''

Giant Bomb: ''
This house has a story to tell, and players patient enough to listen will be rewarded with a touching story that won't soon leave you''


You: ''
Srsly, this game sucks big time''

Ok.

Stiler
Stiler

@4le_breVVer @Jacanuk CAn't afford to buy?

Most gamers are adults, with jobs, and can afford 300 bucks on something if it is worth it. 

Also the Rift isn't still using kickstarter, they are well past kickstarter and have gotten some great investorys to speed it's development along. 

Most recently they have gotten John Carmack on board.

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

@GameYakuza @Harbinger_CR oops I forgot a (,)
btw: I got better things to do, than to put effort into a comment.

arqe
arqe

@blee575 Just liked the comment for its touchy ending ... :D

Raeldor
Raeldor

@4le_breVVer @Stiler You being serious?  Most serious gamers spend at least that much on their flat panel display.

MysteryJ0ker
MysteryJ0ker

@4le_breVVer @Stiler 

So.... these PC gamers can afford 1500-2000$ gaming rigs.... but not a 300$ piece of hardware?

Stick to your damn consoles....

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@Stiler @4le_breVVer Those are some nice stats. Thank you, please direct me to where most gamers can afford a 300$ piece of hardware?

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@Stiler Prove me wrong with some facts please. I stated an opinion and you disputed it. Don't sound like a fanboy and correct me then. This is an open forum after all!

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

@GameYakuza @Harbinger_CR I do want to become a succesful storyteller, but I am also from Puerto Rico, so I still have some things to learn about the english language.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

@Harbinger_CR There are four mistakes in your comment. If you are serious about the "story telling", you'll definitely need to put an effort into this.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@blee575 it's a very good story for 5 minutes game that is free to play. Don't lie to yourself, you've bought it because of it's awesome premise of haunted crazyass house with no one in there and you defend it because you're afraid to admit that you've wasted 20 bucks on that piece of lgbt propaganda.

blee575
blee575

Yes, it's a very good story for a 2 hours game. You don't like it? Go shoot some stuff and stop bothering people who do.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@sladakrobot the ending is SO INTENSE YO! You find a key to the ATTIC in a LOCKER.


 HOLY MOTHER OF GOD.

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

@Vu2010 Two critically acclaimed games you dont have the intellect to understand and appreciate. Interesting how you respond with trying to belittle such games and reduce them down to such simple factors in order for your inferior brain to handle them.

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

@Vu2010 The sweet sweet irony of that comment. I feel for your parents having to be responsible for introducing you to this world.

blee575
blee575

@Vu2010  
This is much more of a game than most games released today (walk straight, kill things, see cutscenes). You have really no idea what you're talking about.

Our difference is that I'll play this game, Fallout, the last of us, Gran Turismo 6, GTAV, FF15, Tales of Xillia. All of them - there are great games in every genre, and they don't have to follow certain rules to be considered games. I'm not gaming cancer like you, trying to make all games follow specific rules.