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I Expect You to Die Confirms Oculus Touch Support, On Display at Connect

Earlier this week Unity Technologies released a brand new sizzle reel showing a number of virtual reality (VR) videogames that are being developed with its Unity 5 engine. Among them was I Expect You To Die by indie developer Schell Games. This unique title has caught the attention of the VR community with its stylish tribute to spy fiction, running on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Today, Schell Games is confirming that it is working on support for the device’s anticipated input solution, Oculus Touch.

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VRFocus can confirm that the support for the title will be on display at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Hollywood, California later this week. In I Expect You to Die players are cast as a spy that has the ability to move objects with his mind. They must use this power in order to survive a series of dangerous situations, much like one might see in any classic spy thriller. In previous versions of the title that player has used a mouse in order to interact with objects, but Oculus Touch would obviously allow them to do this in much more natural ways.

A demo for the title is currently available over on Oculus VR’s official software portal, Oculus Share. In it, players find themselves in the driver’s seat of a car that’s clearly influenced by the tricked-out vehicles seen in the popular James Bond franchise. They are tasked with recovering this car from the private airplane of the protagonist’s nemesis, Dr. Zor. It’s not yet clear when I Expect You To Die might be launching, although Oculus Touch itself isn’t expect to release until the first half of 2016.

VRFocus will continue to follow both Oculus Touch and I Expect You to Die closely, reporting back with the latest updates on both.