All we wanted from the big Oculus announcement at the Game Awards was a date. The magical, mystical point on a calendar when we can get our hands (and eyes) on a consumer-release Rift VR headset. What we got was something very different.
Oculus bossman Palmer Luckey took to the stage at the awards night, wearing his now traditional shorts + sandals. But instead of revealing the much-anticipated release date, the company founder spoke about a developer partnership that would see new games launch alongside the hardware in the first quarter of 2016.
Turns out that Harmonix has been working hard on a game for the new platform, and Rock Band VR is now ready to be shown off. We don’t know too many details about it besides the fact that while we were surprised to see it, the game does make a heckuva lot of sense.
Rock Band VR has been made from the ground up for virtual reality, and puts you on a virutal stage where you can “live out the ultimate rock and roll fantasy”.
There wasn’t any discussion about what platform the game will operate on – or what sort of hardware you’ll need for it. Those are the Oculus Touch controllers shown there on the guitar, but we’re not sure if it’s a real guitar or what, exactly.
Still, we’ve got a few months left before the game – and the Rift – officially hits shelves, so that’s plenty of time for more big reveals.