Consumers that have been eyeing up a new virtual reality (VR) focused system may want to look towards Nvidia and Oculus today, as the two companies have announced the launch of a free content deal with certain purchases.
Starting today, anyone buying a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1070 or GTX 1060, a system or a laptop alongside an Oculus Rift with Touch kit will get The Unspoken, SUPERHOT VR and Wilson’s Heart for free.
Insomniac Games’ The Unspoken was an original launch title for Oculus Touch, putting players in a magical world where they have to use spell casting techniques to defeat each other. They can wield fireballs, create arcane shields and summon all sorts of creatures to defeat their opponent.
While SUPERHOT VR aims to challenge the first-person shooter (FPS) genre with time manipulation. If a player moves then so does time, stay still and everything goes into slow motion. The title doesn’t feature health bars or safe areas to reload, it’s an all out action experience where players dodge bullets and grab whatever they can to shoot, slice and out manoeuvre their enemies.
Wilson’s Heart offers a completely different experience to the previous two. A first-person psychological thriller, players find themselves in a 1940’s hospital as Robert Wilson. Upon waking up Wilson makes a grim discovery, his heart has been replaced by a mysterious device. As players wander the hospital they’ll discover increasingly maddening corridors, environmental hazards, and sinister inhabitants whilst trying to recover their heart
This isn’t the first time Nvidia and Oculus have teamed up to promote VR. For the launch of Oculus Touch in December they ran two competitions for gamers to win GeForce cards and Oculus Rift’s. For US and Canadian VR fans there’s the recently announced Unspoken VR Tournament set to take place in May, giving away hardware, software and cash prizes.
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