The Oculus Touch motion controllers for Oculus Rift are due to launch in just over a month with 30 titles scheduled to arrive. One of those is Dead and Buried, a co-developed title between Oculus Studios and Gunfire Games (Chronos). In a blog posting this week Oculus has revealed the videogame will be available to all Touch owners for free on launch day.
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.
In the blog posting Oculus Software Engineer Ryan Rutherford gave further details on the upcoming title including a game mode called Robbery. “In this mode, one team tries to rob a train while the other attempts to stop them,” said Rutherford. “The safe is located in the caboose and players battle it out through multiple train cars – sleeper cars, box cars, even a shootout on the roof! When one team wins a skirmish, that team advances while the other falls back.”
Shooting experiences are going to feature quite a bit for Oculus Touch, the controllers are ideally suited to waging gunfights. These will include: Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope by Croteam; Arizona Sunshine by Vertigo Games and Epic Game’s recently revealed Robo Recall.
Unveiled at Oculus Connect 3 last month, Robo Recall is another gallery style shooter, this time with players facing hordes of robots. The title is due to arrive in early 2017 and will be another free experience for gamers to enjoy.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus Touch, reporting back with any further updates.