It’s the first day of Oculus Connect 3! Or it will be in a few hours from now. To help you get excited, we’ve got a swarm of trailers for new games on the way to Rift and Touch.
In truth, we’re not expecting much news out of OC3 day one; all the big announcements are likely being kept for tomorrow’s keynote speech. To tide you over until then, take a look at the trailers for four games currently on their way to the Rift, some of which will be using its new position tracked controllers while others will be dependent on the gamepad.
We’ll start with a brand new title first. Below is the trailer for Landfall, an Oculus Studios title developed by Force Field. It appears to be the “big budget, AAA” Oculus exclusive that was teased a few months back and looks like a multiplayer RTS. The world has fallen victim to a biblical flood, and those that remain form armies to fight for what’s left. It’s not the most optimistic view of humanity’s future, but we’re hoping it’ll make for some great gameplay.
Next up we have a look at Vox Machinae, the long-anticipated mech shooter from Space Bullet. We feel like we’ve been seeing this game for a while (it was shown at last year’s OC too) but we’re no less excited for its moody, atmospheric sci-fi battles. Laser beams and rockets fly as you stomp over desert-like planet surfaces. It’s just a short teaser, but we’re hoping that we’ll finally be able to get our hands on this one soon.
Okay, onto some Touch games. You may have seen us talk about Dead Hungry before. It’s a new title from PixelJunk and The Tomorrow Children developer, Q-Games. It seems pretty simple in concept, mixing the manic cooking genre in which you race against time to make the correct meals with the demand and hunger of a crowd of zombies. You use the Touch controllers to stack and serve burgers.
Finally, we have a pretty ambitious co-op game. Enigma Sphere, developed by yomune_co, takes the spirit of Portal 2‘s co-op campaign, getting you to work together to solve various challenges in a series of rooms. Rather than simply completing experiments, though, you’re actually trying to save the world. No pressure, then.
So that’s four new Oculus games we have to look forward to in the near future. Hopefully after the next few days we’ll have even more.