Oculus Rift Launch Titles Confirmed, See Them All Here

Rift arrives on March 28 with 30 titles.

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There will be 30 games available for Oculus Rift when the virtual reality headset arrives on March 28, Oculus VR announced today. These include Project Cars, Adrift, Elite Dangerous, Eve: Valkyrie, and Defense Grid 2, among others. The full list of launch titles can be seen below the video.

Oculus Rift Launch Titles:

  • Adrift
  • Adventure Time
  • AirMech: Command
  • Albino Lullaby
  • Audio Arena
  • Chronos
  • Darknet
  • Dead Secret
  • Defense Grid 2
  • Dreadhalls
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Esper 2
  • Eve Gunjack
  • Eve Valkyrie Founder's Pack
  • Fly to Kuma
  • Herobound SC
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Lucky's Tale
  • Omega Agent
  • Project Cars
  • Radial G
  • Rooms
  • Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
  • Smashing the Battle
  • Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Vektron Revenge
  • VR Tennis Online
  • Pinball FX2 VR
  • BlazeRush
  • Windlands

Oculus said in a blog post that it is currently working with "thousands" of developers and there will be more than 100 games available for Rift before the end of the year.

The Facebook-owned company also today showcased the Rift version Oculus Home. This destination, already available for Gear VR, serves as something of a hub where you can find new games and sync up with friends in virtual reality. It will also be available through the Oculus desktop app.

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Additionally, Oculus said it plans to "rapidly" evolve the overall Rift platform on a monthly basis, not unlike how Microsoft pushes out new Xbox One updates on a monthly schedule.

Finally, Oculus teased that it will share more details on the non-gaming launch apps for Rift in the days ahead. These will include apps, videos, and "experiences," though none were named.

By comparison, Sony has not yet divulged the launch lineup for PlayStation VR, while HTC also has not yet disclosed what games will be available for HTC Vive at launch in April.

Rift launches on March 28 for people who were able to secure an early preorder. Preorders also come with free copies of Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky's Tale. You can still preorder the $600 device (which also requires a PC in the $1,000 range) but units are now not shipping until July 2016.

What do you make of Rift's launch lineup? Let us know in the comments below!

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Matchews

I see no point in playing anything but 1st person style games with VR. All the ones that were shown as 3rd person games left me asking myself, "What would be the point of that?" Why wear a helmet to play a game I can just as easily play using a computer monitor? Kind of defeats the point of the whole thing.

I plan to wait until there's more impressive titles myself but even then I will only be interested in using it for first person style games. If I'm gonna wear some junk on my head to play a game it's gonna be for immersive purposes.

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nomailx

So not buying the first generation of VR. Can't even start to think of all the inconveniences, bugs, glitches, technical issues the buyers will discover.

Also, the PC requirements for the Occulus are too high now. But later, the required GPU will become mainstream and cheaper, giving way to even Occulus capable gaming laptops.

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topmounter

Tennis more or less made the Wii. Rift has VR Tennis, so expectations are high.

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badongskee

some of these games don't even need VR.. no need to torture your eyes some more when you could just play platformer games with a simple monitor. it's nice on Project Cars, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and the likes though. but still a bit of a long shot for me since i still have to upgrade my rig to truly enjoy VR

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LouiXIII

That's a lot of games

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zapin99

Add in the huge number of older titles playable via Vorpx and the way you can play XBox One games and almost any other PC game on a giant virtual flat screen the actual things you can do at launch is quite staggering.

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Evil_Sidekick

Why so many games when everyone knows that VR will be for porn in the near future?

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RandyBumGardner

Tekken Tag Torunament 2 says it is 3d compatibale on the back of the box.

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Mr_BillGates

It's dead before arrival. All the real gamers wanting to test out the VR gimmick will do so with the PS4 thanks to huge support from an actual gaming company Sony instead of... Facebook.

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Belz

@Mr_BillGates: What is a real gamer?

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zapin99

@belz: Apple logo and Mr_BillGates name proclaiming his love of Sony? With an identity crisis like that going on how could he really have a valid opinion on what a real gamer is? Although I do agree that the Facebook connection was a factor in my pre-ordering the Vive instead of the Rift.

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slefo29

+1 to Project Cars ... That seems like it would be really cool!

The rest of the list just looks lame. Very, very lame.

VR won't be worth getting for another 24-36 months.

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Phazevariance

Many on GearVR currently too. So you can get an idea for how the games will be.

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The great, the good and the garbage. Quite a mixed bag.

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elheber

I'm interested in Adrift & The Climb, Chronos & Edge of Nowhere, Eve Valkyrie & Elite Dangerous, Omega Agent & Windlands. I'd probably only get one in each genre. Dreadhalls and Project Cars is likely a sure buy for me.

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GH05T-666

Not seeing anything good

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siffy81

ouch I think even the wii u had a more interesting launch line up

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jcharp

Where's the first person Leisure Suit Larry game?

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kee1haul

Only Elite looks like a real game,

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Neo_Sarevok

Where's the waifu simulator?

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BobaFettHatesU

Until games like Doom and real AAA are in VR, it's going to be difficult justifying the cost investment with so many demos they are pumping out at a price.

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Troll_Elite

@bobafetthatesu: Yep, and the developers don't want to make AAA titles for VR until it has a decent enough market share to make it economically feasible - AAA games cost tens of millions of dollars to make after all. Driving and flying simulators like GRID and Elite: Dangerous will be plenty of fun and high quality, but it's going to more than just simulator genres and indie games to sell VR.

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NoahRoalson

I wont be interested until we get some support for other simulator titles.