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    Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    And publishes a video trailer showcasing its "incredible lineup".
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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Pfffff. Hardly triple-A are they?

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    EVE Valkyrie is the only one that appeals to me tbh.

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Most of these seems to target the younger audience (except for Elite Dangerous)

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Yeah, kinda sad lineup for launch-titles. But what can we expect from an overpriced "consumer" piece of electronic, that requires an even more expensive PC, just because almost nobody wants to optimize their games these days. Of course PSVR is way more attractive for developers...
    Rift died for me when F***book got their dirty hands on it. Even the Vive is more attractive at this point.

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Bit of a sorry lineup - Project CARS is quite a big title, and Omega Agent is made by Fireproof games - who made some amazing mobile titles (The Room 1-3).

    Some of those also look very expensive for Indie timewasters

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Looking forward to Eve and finally being able to play Elite again

    Of course with VorpX being updated for CV1 too we'll have a huge back catalogue to go at. Pretty much any 3D game out there

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Project CARS is a complete fail IMO and I can't see many headsets sold because of it. No one wants to play a sim where you've never heard of 95% of the cars and options are extremely limited. I may revisit it with some form of VR (just because VR is PERFECT for driving games) but I still doubt I will

    I can gee GT7 selling more then a few PSVRs by comparison......and it may be what makes me buckle.

    So out of that list, only Project CARS and Pinball FX have me thinking they may be worth a cursory glance.....not impressed so far.
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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    I'm surprised they don't have any of the Dirt games on there, worked amazingly well for me when I used it and being able to put your head out the door window as your sliding around a bend and watching your tyres was a great experience.
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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    I agree the list as a whole is pretty underwhelming. But it's sad to see so little love for Elite Dangerous in the commments above, given that it's a fantastic game, ideally suited to VR, and gorgeous to look at.

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    Yeah, kinda sad lineup for launch-titles.
    Most cool peripherals fail because they need games that support it, but typically no game devs want to take a chance on supporting an unproven new peripheral. It's a nasty cycle.
    This at least has Elite and EVE.

    Bear in mind also that this list is just those that have *confirmed* they will support Rift upon launch.
    For example, Star Citizen likely will almost certainly support both, but they're not in a position to confirm that yet... and/or are looking to secure a version of it with StarCit stickers and branding all over it beforehand!

    Chances are more will support it in very short order, but it's kinda tentative and still pretty untested at the moment. This is the best VR has been to date, but it's still got to survive the launches. It may still bomb and people are still thinking VR is only a gimmick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    But what can we expect from an overpriced "consumer" piece of electronic, that requires an even more expensive PC, just because almost nobody wants to optimize their games these days.
    I tested a DK2 for the first time the other day. Given that I'm effectively running twin screens, with my main still attached, it does OK on a 780, but for decent quality you'd really want a better GPU.

    I can't afford all that stuff for the CV1 either, but that's just the way it goes. If you can't afford it, then your only option is to optimise your game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    Rift died for me when F***book got their dirty hands on it. Even the Vive is more attractive at this point.
    Vive seems to be touting better features anyway, but it really sounds as if you've closed off the whole concept already...

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    I agree the list as a whole is pretty underwhelming. But it's sad to see so little love for Elite Dangerous in the commments above, given that it's a fantastic game, ideally suited to VR, and gorgeous to look at.
    Some of us are old enough to have spent too much time playing the original Elite, that we gave the new one a wide-berth!
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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    we gave the new one a wide-berth!
    How come?

    I'm 40, played the original on my Spectrum 48K, then Frontier and First Encounters on the Amiga 500 and 1200 respectively, and have now sunk many hours into Elite Dangerous.

    edit: sorry, just realised what you meant - worried about spending too much time playing Elite Dangerous?

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    edit: sorry, just realised what you meant - worried about spending too much time playing Elite Dangerous?
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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    Bit slow there, soz

    Elite has definitely consumed what little quality time me and my gaming PC have together these days. Have had to ease off a bit recently as the wife and kids were starting to feel a bit neglected

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    Re: Oculus announces its 30 VR launch games

    No need for me worry about sinking time into Elite D: broken AI and too boring for me at least. Looks nice and yes I'm old and played the original on the bbc micro. Each to there own not knocking people if they Enjoy it. Well maybe I am just think Elite should be held to a higher standard.

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