Over the course of 2015 Oculus VR has revealed a long list of both developers and publishers that it is working with to create content for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Companies include indie teams such as Coatsink Software with Esper and larger developers like The Order: 1886 team Ready at Dawn. In terms of publishers, Oculus VR is even working with the likes of Square Enix. We’ve seen a lot of ‘major players’ in the VR space already, then, but it sounds like that could be more to come.
Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey said as much in a recent interview with RTE taken from the 2015 Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. When asked what type of content Oculus Rift owners could expect to experience, Luckey replied: “A very wide variety of things. There’s things that we’re working on like Toybox, which is kind of a multiplayer interactive demo. There’s a lot of games; we’ve been working with third-parties, people who are making games outside of Oculus. You know, all the major players from Crytek to Square [Enix] to – I can’t name everybody.”
While the likes of Ubisoft and Capcom are already known to be working with VR, there are still some companies that could be described as ‘major players’ that aren’t associated with the tech yet. EA, for example, has only gone as far as to comment that its titles could one day support VR, while other large publishers such as Activision are yet to really comment on the possibility of working with the tech.
The Oculus Rift itself is set to launch in Q1 2016. VRFocus will continue to follow the device closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.