Oculus Rift Game Prices and Comfort Levels

Comfort levels consist of Comfortable, Moderate, and Intense.

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The Oculus Rift already comes at what some may consider a steep price of $600, so the price of its games are a big question some may have. And if you're someone who has a history of motion sickness, then that might play a factor in what you can and can't play also. Thankfully, Oculus revealed its launch games at GDC today, and now we know their prices and comfort levels as well.

Pictured: Chronos
Pictured: Chronos

Oculus Rift games range from prices of $4.99 all the way up to $59.99. Lucky's Tale is bundled with the Rift, and those who preorder the VR headset also get Eve: Valkyrie for free.

The comfort levels consist of Comfortable, Moderate, and Intense. According to Eurogamer, "comfortable" games have fixed camera angles, "moderate" games are mostly in a third-person view with a slow-moving camera, and "intense" games have a fast-moving camera.

Games like Pinball FX 2 VR and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes enjoy a Comfortable rating, while rock-climbing simulator The Climb is a Moderate experiences. The Intense ratings go to games like Adrift, Elite: Dangerous, and Eve: Valkyrie.

You can check out a list of Rift games, complete with price and comfort level, below (via IGN):

Title

Comfort

Price

Launch

Adrift

Intense

19.99

March 28

Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games

Moderate

4.99

March 28

AirMech: Command

Comfortable

39.99

March 28

Albino Lullaby

Intense

9.99

March 28

Audio Arena

Comfortable

9.99

March 28

Project Cars

Intense

49.99

March 28

Chronos

Comfortable

49.99

March 28

Darknet

Comfortable

9.99

March 28

Dead Secret

Comfortable

14.99

March 28

Defense Grid 2 Enhanced VR Edition

Comfortable

29.99

March 28

Dreadhalls

Intense

9.99

March 28

Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition

Intense

59.99

March 28

Esper 2

Comfortable

9.99

March 28

Eve Valkyrie

Intense

59.99

March 28

Fly to Kuma

Comfortable

14.99

March 28

Eve Gunjack

Moderate

9.99

March 28

Herobound SC

Comfortable

9.99

March 28

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Comfortable

14.99

March 28

Lucky's Tale

Moderate

Bundled

March 28

Omega Agent

Intense

14.99

March 28

Radial G

Intense

24.99

March 28

Rooms

Comfortable

14.99

March 28

Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR

Comfortable

9.99

March 28

Smashing the Battle

Moderate

19.99

March 28

Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Intense

Not Announced

March 28

Vektron

Moderate

9.99

March 28

VR Tennis Online

Moderate

24.99

March 28

Pinball FX2 VR

Comfortable

14.99

March 28

BlazeRush

Moderate

Not Announced

March 28

Windlands

Intense

19.99

March 28

The Climb

Moderate

49.99

April

Dead & Buried

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

Fantastic Contraption

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

I Expect You to Die

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

Job Simulator

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

Rock Band VR

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

VR Sports

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Not Announced

Damaged Core

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Spring

Dragon Front

Comfortable

Not Announced

Spring

Eagle Flight

Moderate

Not Announced

Spring

Edge of Nowhere

Rating Pending

Not Announced

Spring

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Stupid question inbound:

Will these games (and future ones) work with the DK2? Aside from some smoothed edges/extra coat of shine, it's all still the same tech, right?

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@ctlaltbatman: Yes, they will, for now at least. It's hard to say if they plan to keep supporting it in the future. I would bet that they won't. It's also been said that if you use a DK2 it will warn you that you must turn it off every time you're finished using it because it doesn't have a proximity sensor to let the software know you're wearing it, so it will always be displaying the "Oculus Home" hub if you don't turn it off and it can cause screen burn in.

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I really want to try VR but I have a feeling once I do, I will think "meh" and then go back to my controller.

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@edwardnygma: Well, to be fair, this is an article on the Oculus Rift and it is packaged with a standard Xbox One controller. So you wouldn't really be going back to your controller, but rather your TV. There are always some people who aren't really impressed with VR, but of the thousands I've seen, I've only seen a few. You should really give it a try. Just don't try some garbage like Google Cardboard. That shit isn't real VR.

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Not bad. A lot of games are cheap

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Even though the Rift is more expensive than PS VR it seems to have a solid library coming.

The Vanashing of Ethan Carter would be cool in VR.

At the moment I feel like it would be cool to rent/borrow a VR headset for a week to try it out - but not something to invest $600 into.

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I'm still undecided between the Rift and Vive, although Eve Valkyrie is the game I'm most excited about.

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@RadPro: I am too now let's see how we feel about that motion sickness!

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Comfort levels? LOL so it means you gonna get sick/nauseous with any good games? But phone games will be ok on your $800 device. Cool.

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@wtf_666: Devil's Advocate, here: The kinds of exciting things you'd want to do in VR, such as base jumping, dogfighting, tightrope walking, swinging like Spider Man, racing at supersonic speeds in F-Zero, etc... those are all things that would make you sick/nauseous in real life anyway.

The Vive promises no motion sickness because the no-motion-sickness games are things like Job Simulator that have you stand in place. Who wants that? Who wants that instead of a game where you ride an impossibly looping rollercoaster that derails due to a mistimed demolition and has you careening down the hills of San Francisco narrowly avoiding traffic, and then your cart accidentally attaches itself to a helicopter that drops you down a volcano and it erupts and launches you into space and you hit a plane then you both freefall into the ocean, but thankfully you're caught by Cthulhu and he waves you around as he destroys uptown New York, but a team of superheroes rescue you while barely dodging missiles and he drops you off at the start of the rollercoaster track.

I would argue that if you're using VR and you're NOT doing the things that would give you motion sickness, then you're doing it wrong.

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@elheber: would buy/10

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Dead Space would be a good game for VR.

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I guess that to some degree, there was mystery as to if VR games would be priced bizarre compared to gaming as a whole or they'd just be priced like video games. This confirms they will be priced like video games.

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Gamespot: BREAKING NEWS: Oculus Rift games cost the same as any other game.

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@milk: GameSpot: "Oculus Rift games cost somewhere between $5 and $60. Quite a departure from normal game prices which cost somewhere between $60 and $5."

I jest, GS. I jest.

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What's the point of a fixed camera for VR? $600 can buy a pretty nice TV.

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@Suaron_x: $600 not going to get you a 70-90 in TV, but you can get a virtual one in VR.

Still be pretty daft reason to buy a VR goggle for fixed camera. No, you buy a VR goggle to play VR contents. but when you're not playing VR contents, you still can use it to play your non-VR contents with a huge @ss virtual screen.

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If you get a Rift, you may as well pop some dramamine and jump into the intense games. You may as well go all-in and do the crazy stuff you can't do in real life, and all those crazy things you can't do in real life would make you motion sick in real life anyway.

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Crap games and an overpriced system.

PS4 is going to win this battle.

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@slefo29: Everyone's a winner in this battle... Except maybe the ones who get motion sickness.

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@slefo29: The PS4 is stuck with it's own hardware limitations and being a closed platform. VR and PC's on the other hand will continue to evolve and get even more support since it's open source. Add to the fact that the Rift and Vive are already technically superior to the PS VR, it won't take long before it will end up looking really dated.

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@RadPro: That can also be seen as a benefit, too. When making games, the playing field is even, unlike PC. It should also be noted that just because something is more powerful that doesn't mean it will succeed or be the better system.

There are multiple examples of this in tech history. And to anyone else reading this, I'm not arguing the PS4 is more powerful, I'm saying it will be more successful because it will cost less $399 versus $1,500 - $2,000 for Rift or Vive. It also has a strong user base and plenty of connections in the game industry.

I'm not getting VR, nor do I care which one becomes successful. What I am saying is if I had to gamble which would come out on top, my money would be on Sony.

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@slefo29: It's actually $399x2 vs $1500 - $2000

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Edited By lfebaggins

On the bright side Oculus Rift discussions are creating new friendships.

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@lfebaggins: :D

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@slefo29: PS4 is going to win? How can you be like this? OR s nothing more than a headset that allows deeper immersion for games. The reasons that PS4 is not getting it is because consoles are too stagnant and maybe too obsolete to have a proper support.

How can PS4 a fight win a fight that it already lost for being too limited.

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@RogerioFM: I guess you already forgot the battle for the DVD standard and the HDVD-Blu Ray fight as well?

PS2 had the DVD install base. As did the PS4 have the Blu Ray install base. That user base gave it a HUGE leg up in setting the standard.

There are 36 million PS4s that can play VR today. The number of capable PCs that can run Rift, for example, is less than 1%. Game makers also don't have to make products for different systems: Everyone on the PS4 has the same system.

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@slefo29: "The number of capable PCs that can run Rift, for example, is less than 1%."

Citation needed please.

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@RogerioFM: Here you go, stupid.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35220974

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@slefo29: Interesting, but I wonder if they take into consideration gaming PCs, my grandma has an old pc she only uses for using facebook. She's not really interested in VR. What you provide is just another baseless 'research', it has no true meaning to the issue at hand.

I have a gaming PC that can run VR and most of my friends that play, do too and even those that right now doesn't have the exact rig can upgraded it for an affordable price, which is much more that you can say for an obsolete machine like a PS4.

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@RogerioFM: The article says 1% of all PC's in use globally, and therefore about 13 million PC's globally are VR ready. This also correlates with what the VR manufacturers themselves have said, and also meshes with the Steam User Surveys, which suggest about 10% of Steams 125 million users are VR ready.

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@jecomans: The problem is that there are over a billion pcs out there connected to the internet, only a small fraction of them are used for gaming, the others for any number of reason, access the internet, work, video editing, study you name it.

That's why this research is futile to the discussion at hand, you can't use it and assume that billion of PCs have users that are interested in VR.

Even the steam can be misleading since you can use it to play only indie games or hell, even to watch movies these days. You can take a general survey and claim it to be something specific.

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@RogerioFM: No one is assuming that a billion PC users are interested in VR. We're talking about potential install base. But, hey, if being obtuse makes you feel better about yourself, keep at it.

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@jecomans: What you're talking about is irrelevant given the scenario presented.

Also, "The article says 1% of all PC's in use globally, and therefore about 13 million PC's globally are VR ready."

Then

"Steam User Surveys, which suggest about 10% of Steams 125 million users are VR ready."

So 13 millions PCs can use VR, but then 125 million on steam can use VR.

Go ahead friend, you go beyond being obtuse, you can't even use those disjointed numbers properly.

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@RogerioFM: '10% of Steams 125 million users are VR ready'. Let me quickly math for you. 125 million x 10% = 12.5 million.

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@jecomans: Then you're right. I screwed up misinterpreting your text.

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@RogerioFM: Yes, you're right. I provide "research" and you provide anecdotes and opinions. Cool story about you and your friends, you must represent the PC user base. My mistake.

Keep asking for citations and pulling stuff out of your _ _ _ .

What are you, like 9?

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@slefo29: I merely pointed out that your research has not actual meaning to the issues being discussed. Yes, maybe less than 1% of people do have a PC strong enough to run VR. But if these people are not gamers or have no interest in running VR what validity does their PC have?

Know what is a fact that is relevant? Despite needing a decent rig Oculus Rift hardware will sport a much superior tech, providing higher resolution and so far a better library, it's more flexible and friendly for indie development

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@RogerioFM: From the "baseless research" (rolls eyes)

"Less than 1% of of the PCs expected to be in use globally in 2016 will be powerful enough to run the best virtual reality technology, graphics-chip company Nvidia has said."

NVIDIA said that. NVIDIA! Why would they lie when they have a stake in this VR game? Walking away now because I'm clearly not talking to someone who can read.

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@slefo29: "According to Nvidia, there will only be 13 million computers in the world that possesses the power needed to run games on virtual reality graphics.While this may sound like a large number, 13 million accounts for less than 1 percent of the world's 1.43 billion computers, according to estimates from research firm Gartner."

They're taking into account all PCs globally, idiots like you should know that PC is a much more flexible tool than a console, it can be used not only to game but for work, each task would require a different kind of hardware spec, so yeah, your numbers are baseless.. Sheep.

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@RogerioFM: I sense a bromance brewing between you two guys...

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@wtf_666: <3

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@RogerioFM: If you were a betting man you would be betting against ....

- A platform with a larger user base (36m PS4s vs 13m PCs capable of running Rift)
- A company like Sony who has proven relationships with those in the industry, meaning better games.
- A much lower price point when you factor in how much it cost to build (and even more if you buy from Alienware or something) and combine with Rift

I'm personally not touching VR. I think it is way too early to get in on the action. In two or three years, there will be games and much better tech. But hey, if you want to cheerlead the Rift, go ahead. I'm just saying odds are Sony comes out of the gate fast and thus will gain more support, leading to better games and being on top.

Enjoy your VR porn, though. You seem like someone who is getting Rift for that.

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@slefo29:

- PS4 has no OR support, since it's not capable of running it. It has it's own albeit inferior VR with lower resolution

- PC has much more games being released than any console combined, not to mention games that can only run on a PC and most console games are released on PC anyway, except for a few like Uncharted(boring third person shooter) or Bloodborne(ok that one is kind of cool)

- A medium PC, which is already much superior in graphics compared to a PS 4 is not expensive if you lookout for the hardware and build it yourself. You only think PC is expensive because of your sheep mentality of buying restrictive tailor made hardware like Alienware or even a console. Once you have a stable platform you can even improve it over time lending it a much higher life span than consoles.

Yes, over time there will be better tech, where the current generation will still be obsolete, in fact it will become even more obsolete over time as it's incapable of customization.

No one said anything about VR porn before that, you're projecting buddy.

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@slefo29: I would guess that is PC's as a whole, in which case I'd say less than 10% are even capable of running any form of games never mind VR

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@UltimateBastard: The first line of the article he linked says, '1% of PC's expected to be in use globally'.

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@jecomans: Yeah so its a completely pointless figure since they weren't in any way designed to, you might as well add every electronic device ever made to it

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One of the highest priced games is the one you get for free if you pre-order..... I can't remember when but I've seen this situation before, where the pack in title was also the most expensive if you bought the two separately. DC? GC?

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