When you buy a new game console, it’s pretty common that your purchase comes with one or two free games that really show off what the system can do. Whether it be the Nintendo Wii, XBOX One, or many other standalone consoles, many units come with content that allows users to experience the system the way it was meant to be played. This is no different with HTC and Valve’s Vive headset.
When you buy the HMD, you also get a bundle of 3 titles that the companies have chosen to be prime examples of the power of virtual reality. Up until now, this bundle included Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, and Fantastic Contraption, which many consider to be some of the best titles available for the Vive. Not only were they amazing for showing others what an incredible experience virtual reality could be, but they also provided hours of exciting gameplay that kept owners happy with their system for days at a time. The Vive has shipped with the same 3 games since its public launch in March of this year, and while the included titles were great, many people had already tried them out, and were looking for something a bit more fresh.
HTC obviously heard the call, and has officially decided to switch out the included content bundle. Now, when a user buys a new HTC Vive headset, they will have access to The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed, Zombie Training Simulator, and Tilt Brush.
The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed is an episodic 80’s style fantasy adventure which is looking to please those hungry for a more mysterious adventure game. With all new puzzle elements casting a cold, enveloping shipwrecked feel, the title looks to bring the creator’s imaginations to life. If you’re one for mystery and magic, you’ll be glad they included this game with your new Vive headset.
Zombie Training Simulator is certainly on the lighter side of things when compared to other titles. The game has a similar art style to Plants Vs Zombies, but aims to be an exciting wave clearing survival game aimed at nabbing the high score. Perfect for the arcade enthusiast, the title has a nice mix of 2D and 3D elements that make the virtual experience unique. The game should hold your attention for quite an extensive amount of time, and should be a treat for anyone picking up a new system.
Tilt Brush is an instant classic for anyone trying virtual reality for the first time. Google’s 360 degree drawing title emits an incredible amount of awe and fascination from new and experienced players alike. With an incredible amount of colors and shapes for users to choose from, users can create works of art in 3 astounding dimensions. The program was also just updated to include interactivity with the music playing on your computer, bumping your paintings to new heights. In my opinion keeping this title in the bundle is crucial, as it is often the most influential title that gets excited about VR.
What’s your opinion on the new bundle? Were you pretty invested in the previous set of titles? Let us know in the comments below.