Earlier in the month it was announced that Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) had teamed up with CCP Games for create a special offer for those that are looking to pre-order the kit. The pair revealed that anyone that lays down an early order next year will get a free copy of multiplayer space combat experience, EVE: Valkyrie to go along with it. As it turns out, this is far from the only freebie that VR fans can expect to receive with their purchase, as Playful’s Lucky’s Tale will also be made free.
To be clear, Oculus VR has just announced that this third-person platform-based title will be free for anyone that actually buys the Oculus Rift and is not limited to pre-orders like EVE: Valkyrie is. Ironically, Lucky’s Tale was the second title revealed to be published by Oculus VR itself back in 2014 after CCP Games confirmed that its space shooter would be co-published by the company on PC all the way back in 2013. It’s not yet clear just how long this offer will run for once the Oculus Rift launches in Q1 2016.
“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,” Oculus Rift designer Palmer Luckey said of the news. “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.”
Lucky’s Tale is one of the first takes on the platform genre for VR videogames. It casts players as a cutesy fox that makes his way through colourful environments, collecting objects, solving puzzles and taking on enemies. It’s played using an Xbox One gamepad, which will also be bundled alongside the Oculus Rift. This also confirms the title to be the second Oculus Rift launch title alongside EVE: Valkyrie, but the company is yet to reveal exactly what other experiences will accompany them.
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