Videogames expectedly took centre stage at Oculus VR’s pre-E3 press conference in San Francisco, Los Angeles today. The company revealed plenty of new details about its consumer Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and some of the titles that would be coming to it when it ships in Q1 2016. The list of developers working on the device included the likes of Insomniac Games, High Voltage Software and Ready At Dawn. Another studio working on the device is Sanzaru Games, which has announced VR Sports Challenge for the kit.
Little is known about VR Sports Challenge at this time, save for what was revealed by Oculus VR’s Head of Worldwide Studios, Jason Rubin, on stage. Rubin labelled the title as “The football, baseball, basketball and hockey simulator we all want and expect on the Rift.” It would appear, then, that the Oculus Rift has found its Wii Sports and Sports Champions equivalent to VR, then. More details on the videogame are bound to be revealed at E3 in Los Angeles next week, where the title will be on display with these other projects.
Many will know Sanzaru Games for its work on a number of platform-based videogames that have released over the last few years. The company made a name for itself in 2013 when it resurrected Sucker Punch’s popular Sly Cooper series with Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. More recently the team has worked on the 3DS additions to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, which includes Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which was announced this week.
VRFocus will continue to follow Sanzaru Games’ work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.