Scheduled to be released in early 2016, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is looking like it might have the potential to forever change the way we play video games — and not just games that cater to a first-person perspective either. Earlier this year, at the E3 conference, Oculus revealed a few of the titles that are coming out for the Rift, and it looks like there’s going to be quite a lot of gameplay variety available for the system’s launch. But if you’re looking for the best of the best we’ve seen so far, you might want to give special consideration to these six upcoming games.
6. Lucky’s Tale
Playing Lucky’s Tale looks a lot like playing Super Mario 64. However, the Oculus Rift experience makes it so you feel as though you’re actually in the world running right alongside Mario — or, in this case, a cute little fox named Lucky. The game is designed so the player uses real depth perception to make the jumps from platform to platform throughout the levels. There are also some intuitive controls involved in throwing objects as you’re required to aim at targets simply by moving your head and focusing your gaze on the bullseye. Cartoon platformers usually provide a range of different gameplay experiences, so Lucky’s Tale is expected to be a game that really demonstrates what the Oculus Rift can do.