Every Oculus Store Game With Cross-Buy Between Rift and Quest (Announced So Far)

by David Heaney • April 10th, 2019

Some time in the next few months, Facebook will launch Oculus Quest– a standalone VR headset with room-scale positional tracking and Oculus Touch controllers.

Quest is primarily intended for people who don’t already own a gaming PC. But if you do own a PC and a Rift already, you might be wondering if you’ll have to purchase games you already own for Rift.

Or if Quest will be your first Oculus headset, you might want to know whether you’d need to re-purchase games if you decide to get a Rift S to enter PC VR in the future.

The answer is that the Oculus platform supports cross-buy, but it’s up to each developer. Here are all the titles we know of with confirmed cross-buy so far. More developers could announce cross-buy between now and Quest launch- not appearing on this list does not mean the developer won’t support the feature.

If you’re a developer that will support cross-buy, reach out to us at [email protected] to let us know!

This list will be continually updated over time.

Apex Construct

Fast Travel Games
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Apex Construct [8/10 on Rift] is a single-player story-driven action adventure game featuring bow and arrow combat. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic future where robots have taken over, and lasts around five hours.

Dance Central VR

Harmonix
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Dance Central was one of the most popular Xbox 360 Kinect titles, and now the series is coming to VR. It features 32 songs including hits like What is Love, Turn Down for What, and Don’t Let Me Down.

Dead and Buried

Gunfire Games and Oculus Studios

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Unlike most multiplayer VR shooters, Dead and Buried [8.5/10 on Rift] does not use thumbstick movement. Instead, it’s a cover-based experience where the challenge is in breaking cover enough to kill enemies but not so much you get shot. It also has a cooperative zombie horde mode.

Dead and Buried 2

Oculus Studios

We expect Dead and Buried 2 to also feature cross-buy since it is an Oculus Studios title and we got the chance to try it out on Quest earlier this year at GDC. The gameplay will feature some modes similar to the original, but now also features a full smooth locomotion deathmatch mode that’s reminiscent of Quake as well.

Face Your Fears 2

Turtle Rock Studios

Face Your Fears is one of the most popular scary VR games out there and features a series of thrilling scenarioes designed to tap into popular fears such as spiders, flights, and more. The sequel expands the scope to offer free, smooth locomotion and a full campaign to explore and adventure with plenty of pulse-pounding moments.

I Expect You To Die

Schell Games
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I Expect You To Die [7.5/10 on Rift] is a hilarious puzzle game where you take on the role of a classic spy. In each level your task is to escape from impending death by dodging lasers, defusing bombs, and escaping the cargo bay of a plane.

Journey of the Gods

Turtle Rock Studios
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Journey of the Gods is an old school action-adventure RPG from the developer behind Left 4 Dead with inspirations from The Legend of Zelda. You solve puzzles and fight monsters using a mix of sword & shield and crossbow combat. You have an owl as a companion which travels with you.

OrbusVR: Reborn

Orbus Online
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OrbusVR is the first true VR MMORPG. It feels like a classic MMO brought into VR, complete with all the core mechanics you’d expect like classes, skills, mobs, and quests. Positional voice chat allows for natural communication with other players.

Racket: Nx

One Hamsa
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Racket: Nx is a competitive racket sport where you hit an energy ball at a wall for points. It takes some real skill to nail down timing and angle for hitting the ball in just the right direction. It is described as “racquetball meets breakout.”

Robo Recall

Epic Games (Rift) / Drifter Entertainment (Quest)
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Robo Recall [7.5/10 on Rift] was the Rift’s flagship game for 2017. Developed by Epic Games and funded by Oculus with an estimated budget of up to $10 million, this arcade shooter has some of the best gunplay mechanics seen in VR to date.

Shadow Point

Coatsink
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Shadow Point is a story-driven action adventure narrated by veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart. It centers around the mystery of a missing girl who vanished from a fantasy observatory.

Sports Scramble

Armature Studio
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Sports Scramble is an accessible casual tennis game made for Quest. It seems to be heavily inspired by Wii Sports Tennis. An update this summer will add Bowling and Baseball to the game.

The Climb

Crytek
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The Climb [8/10 on Rift] is a game where you start at the bottom of a mountain and your goal is to climb, with your hands, to the top. Like most Crytek games the graphics are beautiful on Rift, but we haven’t yet seen what it looks like on Quest.

Ultrawings

Bit Planet Games
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Ultrawings [6/10 on Rift] is a unique casual flight simulator where you use your Touch controllers as hands to directly interact with the cockpit controls of a light aircraft. It features a variety of missions all set over its cartoon open world island.

Update April 11: Due to incorrect information provided by Facebook an earlier version of this story mentioned cross-buy support for two key games. The titles were removed from the list per developer requests. The studio behind a very popular rhythm slashing game said the decision of whether or not to support cross buy with Rift has not been made. The studio behind a charming game involving a mouse said they will not be supporting the feature. 

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