We’ve learned what the big announcement from Oculus is, which was shared on stage at The Game Awards in Los Angeles tonight.
The announcement wasn’t about when the Rift would be available (or how much it will cost), so we’re stuck with the “Q1 of 2016,” timeframe for now. However, 23-year-old Oculus founder and Rift inventor Luckey did announce a new made-for-VR game called Rock Band VR in partnership with Harmonix during a fun vignette with DragonForce and some brief stage time. It’ll be available early 2016, Luckey said.
“Looking out at the crowd and feeling like you really are a rock star is an incredible experience,” Luckey said.
During his time on stage, Luckey said that the two teams worked on this for quite a while, and that there will be this and other titles available at Rift’s launch, whenever that might be. For now, Rock Band VR is a solid enough flagship experience to make me say “Take. My. Money. Oculus.” I don’t care if I look like an asshole playing it.