It’s been a while since Oculus VR has announced another virtual reality (VR) title being developed under the Oculus Studios banner. Late last year saw the company reveal Rock Band VR from Harmonix and The Climb from Crytek, each of which is set to be exclusive to the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), but news has been focused on hardware over software since then. That will soon change, however, as Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey and Oculus VR’s Head of Worldwide Studios, Jason Rubin, are teasing another title to be announced soon.
Luckey kicked off the teases on Twitter, writing: “Anyone remember the Virtual World arc of Yu-Gi-Oh? Get ready for something even better!” For those that don’t know, Yu-Gi-Oh! is a card battling anime show in which strategic battles come to life. The Virtual World story which Luckey is referring to takes place within – as the name suggests – a virtual realm. It could be, then, that Luckey is hinting at some sort of card battling VR title that brings monsters and more to life within the virtual world created by the Oculus Rift.
Rubin followed up Luckey’s tweet with: “Excited for this announcement! One of the experiences most “tested” around Oculus Studios…” No doubt ‘tested’ translates to ‘repeatedly played’, then, but there aren’t many hints of what the experience might actually be here. There’s also no word on who could be developing the experience, though studios such as Ready At Dawn and 4A Games are known to be working with Oculus VR on the HMD and haven’t yet revealed their titles. It’s also not clear if the title will be revealed later today or sometime soon.
The Oculus Rift itself is available to pre-order now for $599 USD, with first shipping taking place on 28th March 2016.
VRFocus will of course bring full coverage of the announcement, so check back soon.