We don’t always report on teases like this, but when one of the major three VR headset manufacturers tells you in an interview that they’re currently working on a big new title that’s going to be announced soon, you tend to perk up a bit.
During an interview with Jason Rubin last week we talked about the Rift + Touch sale, the upcoming Lone Echo / Echo Arena’s enormous popularity, and a few other topics, one of which was an upcoming announcement. While Rubin couldn’t go into details about the impending announcement, he did say:
“We feel really, really good about the content we’ve released and a lot of the things that are coming soon. In fact, we’ve got a major announcement in the next week of a new, fully-funded title that Oculus is doing, we’ll have more on that very soon.”
And that’s all we have to go on unfortunately. It’s barely more than a tease. With Lone Echo and Echo Arena both slated to release in just over a week’s time we’re due for more big releases. Plenty of the titles we saw at GDC are still on the horizon, such as Brass Tactics and From Other Suns, but since Rubin confirmed this is a major announcement of a new, fully-funded title” it stands to reason that this is entirely unrelated to either of those projects.
Is this a brand new IP, similar to what Ready at Dawn crafted with Lone Echo? Or is this going to be related to an existing IP, like Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew? With San Diego Comic Con coming up (SDCC) maybe this is related to something happening there? All we can really do is wait and see.
Our interview happened late last week which means that by the end of this week or early next week we should have our answer. What do you hope Oculus is working on next? Let us know down in the comments below!