Virtual Reality headsets are slowly coming into our gaming lives, but will they just be peripherals? Or will they be their own platforms? Well, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey (via a Reddit AMA), they’re funding exclusives to show it’s more than just a headset.
“These exclusive titles, in many ways, essentially are first party titles,” he wrote. “They are funded by us, we have our own staff working on them, and they are optimized around our launch timeline and tech stack. The only difference is that we chose to work with third parties to make them successful instead of competing with them through our own first party teams.”
Luckey added: “The only way technology can move forward quickly is for technology creators to make content that showcases what their hotrod hardware can really do when unencumbered by compromises. As I have said many times, the VR industry should not be tying every piece of software to the lowest common denominator – many third parties will choose to target everything, many will choose to focus on one specific platform, neither way is necessarily best.”
Oculus is scheduled for a first quarter 2016 release. Is Oculus going the right way with focusing on first-party games instead of establishing with others? Let us know!