SAN FRANCISCO – The Oculus team announced on Wednesday that the acclaimed Playful Corp Lucky’s Tale game will come bundled for free on every Oculus Rift.

The space combat sci-fi adventure game EVE: Valkyrie, made by CCP Games of Iceland, will also be included on the virtual reality system, allowing gamers to pilot a spaceship and engage in multiplayer space dogfights. The Oculus Rift which will be released in the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders beginning in January.

Image: Oculus Official Blog.
Image: Oculus Official Blog.

With the Oculus Rift gamers will be able to explore the charming world around an adorable fox named Lucky and guide him through many different locations, controlling his moves from a third-person perspective as the mascot runs, jumps and collects. The Oculus Studios title takes players on an adventure with dozens of locals and delightful environments, making them feel like they’re actually in there with the smiling Lucky. In fact, Wired author Chris Kohler puts it this way: when the fox hits a box and stars come out of it, the console’s user naturally look upwards to follow them and see where they’re going to fall; it feels like staring up at the sky in real life.

“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”, expressed Palmer Luckey, Oculus Rift founder and CEO.

The much anticipated Oculus Rift is targeting early adopters such as those who have bought Xbox and PlayStation game consoles. The VR pioneer, who owns its own studio to produce content for the Rift, will make a virtual reality version of Rock Band from Harmonix. Gamers will also be able to play Minecraft from Microsoft on the Oculus headset, which includes a variety of different functions beyond gaming, such as watching movies and educational videos.

Sony’s PlayStation VR is also expected to launch in 2016 and Samsung released last month a consumer version of Gear VR for $99. Let’s see which gadget turns out to be the definition of VR revolution.

Source: Oculus Blog