36 What can you play on Oculus Rift?

At this morning’s Oculus VR pre-E3 showcase, we were introduced to a stack of games that are coming to the Rift VR headset. If you missed them – or if you just want to see ’em again – here you go.

Oculus has thoughtfully put together a handy sizzle reel of all the games that are due out on the Rift platform, while individual developers have also created their own.

First up, Insomniac Games, with Edge of Nowhere, a third-person adventure game. You are sent off in search of a lost arctic expedition… but, of course, things don’t go quite to plan.

We were also shown a quick look at Chronos, from Gunfire Games, which has formed from the ashes of Vigil Games and Crytek‘s US branch. This is an atmospheric RPG that incorporates a unique “aging” mechanic – the young hero you start off with has very different skills and abilities to the elderly man you play at the end. You’ll become a more seasoned warrior, but your reflexes will suffer…

CCP Games were on stage too, showing off EVE Valkyrie with an older (but still mind-blowing) first-person trailer. The team has been working on VR even longer than Oculus, but decided to focus on games instead of hardware. Now, they can re-combine their two passions!

…other games mentioned on stage but not shown off include Damaged Core by High Voltage Software, VR Sports Challenge by Sanzaru Games, Esper from Coatsink and a new VR build of Airmech from Carbon Games – these are shown in the compilation video above.

But wait! There’s more! Oculus head of worldwide studios Jason Rubin also confirmed that a whole stack of other studios are getting involved, too – including Square Enix, Harmonix, Ready At Dawn, 4A Games, Climax Studios, Glu, Signal Studios, Ozwe and Playful.

That last one is working on my favourite Rift game (so far!), 3D platformer Lucky’s Tale.

Obviously, Oculus is planning a big presence at E3 next week – as we’re headed off to LA, we’ll bring you all the news, direct from the show floor!

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