Over the last few months, there has been a war ongoing between Oculus and HTC. While both companies offer headsets with best-in-class performance across the VR landscape, HTC offers something the Facebook-owned company has yet to be able to top: motion controls. We’ve known for a while that Oculus has plans for its own motion controllers, but has yet to give us a firm date on its release beyond “H2 2016”.
On the brightside, now that E3 2016 is upon us, Oculus have at least announced a lineup of compelling new titles that will be launching with its own new motion solution in the near future.
Of the over 30 games said to be in development, 20 of them are made specifically with motion controls in mind, so you can expect the titles to take full advantage of the world around you. The company is also releasing a new game called Medium along with the Rift touch controls, which allows users to sculpt objects in virtual space.
While Google has partnered with HTC to release their own Tilt Brush 3D art solution, Oculus thinks they can do better. Through the use of multicolored clay along with the strategically placed buttons included on the hand controls, users can unleash their inner artist, building and sharing their virtual creations with their friends and family.
See also: Ouculus Rift Touch Hands On
Oculus has partnered with developers such as Harmonix and Croteam to build its new touch-compatible library, and we expect it to be a pretty big hit once it launches. Some of the games that Oculus has teased about so far include:
- Superhot VR
- Dead & Buried
- The Unspoken
- Killing Floor: Incursion
- Rock Band VR
- The Climb
- Wilson’s Heart
- Oculus Medium
- Job Simulator
- Fantastic Contraption
- VR Sports Challenge
- I Expect You to Die
See any that catches your eye? Let us know about it in the comments below and stay tuned for more great coverage from VR Source at E3 2016. We’ll be sure to bring you hands on details on some of the very best games coming to Oculus Rift Touch as the week progresses.