Virtual reality (VR) fans were given a vague glimpse of what a launch line-up for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) could look like when the kit was revealed back in March 2015. HTC and partner Valve announced the device alongsde a handful of titles from developers including Bossa Studios and Fireproof Games. Their demos, shown at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) could resemble at least some of what fans will be playing when the kit launches in time for holiday 2015. Now an alleged leak on Valve’s part suggests that there could be plenty more on the way for the HTC Vive.
Reddit user linknewtab claims to have discovered a number of images of titles coming to the HTC Vive via a directory in the Steam folder. Among the images, seen below, are confirmed titles such as a version of Google Maps, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archive from Owlchemy Labs, Quar VR from Steel Wool Games, The Blu: Encounter from Wemo Labs, Surgeon Simulator: Alien Invasion Super VR 64 from Bossa Studios, Skyworld from Vertigo Games, Tilt Brush from Skillman & Hackett, The Room Archives from Fireproof Games and The Gallery: Six Elements from Cloudhead Games.
Far more intriguing are the titles that previously haven’t been mentioned for HTC Vive. These include Alien: Isolation by Creative Assembly, Company of Heroes 2 by Relic and Game of Thrones by HBO. Alien: Isolation is notable for having previously been showcased with official Oculus Rift support at various events but launching without such integration. VR support was hoped to be released alongside the consumer version of the Oculus Rift, although it looks like it could happen before that.
This is also the first time that Company of Heroes 2, first released in 2013, has been connected to VR. As for Game of Thrones, it remains unclear as to just what this experience could involve. Several Valve and HTC-made demos such as Robot Repair Human Diversity Outreach Program and Step into the Remarkable also appear on the list. Just how accurate this all turns out to be will be revealed over the coming weeks and months as the HTV Vive gears up for consumer launch.
VRFocus will continue to follow the HTC Vive closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.