Yesterday saw the reveal of the second videogame title confirmed to be published by Oculus VR. Alongside CCP Games’ EVE Valkyrie comes Playful Corp.’s Lucky’s Tale, helmed by Paul Bettner, co-creator of Words With Friends, currently in development as a virtual reality (VR) exclusive platform videogame. Lucky’s Tale will make it’s debut at this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles, California, as part of Oculus VR’s show floor booth.
“Virtual reality – I mean truly accurate, comfortable virtual reality – is the most important thing to happen to interactive entertainment in decades,” said Bettner, who serves as Playful’s CEO. “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.”
Lucky’s Tale is a platform adventure videogame played from a third-person perspective and is being developed exclusively for the Oculus Rift platform under a newly announced partnership between Playful Corp. and Oculus VR Inc. Playful is one of the first studios to officially partner with Oculus to create content exclusively for the Rift.
“Oculus is committed to bringing the best and most innovative content from developers large and small to our new platform. We are delighted with our new partnership with Playful,” said David De Martini, Head of Worldwide Publishing at Oculus.
“This is not a port. We’ve made something new, from scratch – a made-only-for-VR game,” Bettner said. “The result is unexpected and surprisingly delightful. A platformer in VR? It’s a totally new experience, not what typically comes to mind when you think of what a VR game can be. I can’t wait to see how people react when they get to play it for the first time at E3.”
E3 takes place from 10th – 12th June 2014, in Los Angeles, California. VRFocus will be on hand to deliver all the latest details from Oculus VR and developers of VR software.