Oculus has used virtual reality (VR) for a number of charitable initiatives like its VR for Good programme. Today, the company has announced a new charitable scheme, the VR Charity Challenge, which is set to take place later this week.
The challenge is simple enough, two teams of five players will compete against each other for a prize of $100,000 USD, which will go to one of two charities, Take This – a mental health nonprofit serving the game community or Stack Up – which works to bring veterans together in a supportive environment using a universal love for gaming.
VR Charity Challenge will take place from 13th December until 16th December, with each day featuring a different VR title. On Thursday 13th it’ll be the excellent Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, on Friday 14th its Face Your Fears, Saturday 15th’s challenge will be Dead and Buried, while on Sunday 16th the contestants will have to face Creed: Rise to Glory.
And who will be facing these challenges? A bunch of gamers from YouTube and further a field. On Team Stack up there’s Jon Sandman, ChilledChaos, STPeach, Austen Marie, and Magnusbeasticus. Making up Team Take This are Pamela Horton, TheMissessmae, Sohinki, Lemming, and Panser.