Oculus Touch Launch Title Dead and Buried Being Co-Developed by Gunfire Games

The Oculus Touch motion controllers are set to have an extensive line-up of software available for when launch day arrives. At the Oculus Connect 3 conference yesterday Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin outlined 35 titles that would support Touch at launch and one of those was first-person shooter (FPS), Dead and Buried. Being made internally by Oculus Studios, its now been revealed that Gunfire Games has been co-developing the title.

Gunfire Games, the studio behind Chronos and Herobound: Spirit Champion for Oculus Rift, has announced that its been lending its virtual reality (VR) skills and knowledge to the upcoming title.

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“When Oculus Studios approached us about getting the group behind Herobound, our second Oculus title, back together to work on Dead and Buried, we knew it would be a good fit because we already know the talent of the team they have at Oculus and how well we all work together,”  said Gunfire Games President David Adams.

For the last several months the studio has been assisting the internal Oculus Studios content team in the development of Dead and Buried, by helping them build out additional content and features for the game.

Wild west themed Dead and Buried brings the old school barroom shootout into VR, with teams of two players duelling the death. Armed with pistols, shotguns, grenade launchers and other available weapons littered around the area, players have to use cover to survive as long as possible. Get killed and they’ll be moved to a different location to continue the battle. Whichever team achieves the most kills wins.

The official Oculus Touch price and launch date were revealed this week, along with new incoming features for Oculus Rift and Gear VR, including Rooms, Avatars and Parties.

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