BlazeRush by Targem Games is what you get if you made a VR racing game out of the Hot Wheels and other toy cars that tons of children had buzzing around little tracks in their bedrooms. I’ll never forget all of the stunts and intense setups I’d orchestrate in the name of feeling cool. Now BlazeRush is a racing game lets you have all of that miniature excitement without the hassle.
Oculus announced today via the following tweet that Rift gamers can download and play the title totally for free on Oculus Home this weekend from May 26th to May 29th.
Start your engines: ‘BlazeRush’ free to play this weekend only! https://t.co/2fgpVVWRPs pic.twitter.com/3qpJPIN2QB
— Oculus (@oculus) May 23, 2017
While it may not seem like the most obvious use case for VR hardware, it’s actually quite fun to peer down at the little cars buzzing around. It reminds me a bit of Rock n’ Roll Racing on the SNES, which I adore. All things considered, we still think BlazeRush is one of the better racing games you can try in VR if gazing at mini hot rods blazing around a track is your thing.
The free weekend is only running for the Oculus Home edition of the game, not the Steam version (which doesn’t appear to have official VR support?) as far as we know.