Often it doesn’t matter how cool a new gaming system or accessory is, that alone won’t make it sell well. What is just as important as having cool hardware is having cool video games that go along with that hardware. The Oculus Rift has many people excited about virtual reality, but the games are likely to make or break the device.
One of the creators of Words with Friends, Paul Better, has announced that his studio called Playful Corp is working on an exclusive Oculus Rift title. The game will be called Lucky’s Tale and right now no indication of what the game play will be like has been offered. What we do know is that the game will be a third-person platforming adventure game. More details on the game will be unveiled at E3 2014.
“Virtual reality–I mean truly accurate, comfortable virtual reality–is the most important thing to happen to interactive entertainment in decades,” Bettner said in a statement. “I know it sounds like exaggeration, but it’s impossible to explain what this is like to someone who hasn’t experienced it for themselves. Your brain is convinced that you are somewhere else, that you are in another world. I have worked my entire career to get to this moment, to create something like this.”