Even with a wide selection of gameplay videos and written reviews, it’s hard to know if you should buy a VR game without ever having tried it yourself. Oculus’ solution: extended all-access free weekends on select titles. To that effect, Oculus is putting out two free weekends this month for magic dueling game Wands (2017) and space dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie (2016).
CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie has been on Rift since the headset’s launch in 2016, but has gone through some pretty dramatic changes over the last two years, now including crossplay support for PSVR and Vive, and more recently support for traditional monitors via PS4 and PC.
Oculus didn’t make specific mention in its blogpost if the free weekend for Cortopia Studios’ online magic dueler Wands would be for Gear VR or Rift, although the link directly to the Gear VR version in the Oculus Store. We’ll update once more information comes in.
As it appears now, Oculus seems to be making a regular habit of hosting free weekends; in the last few months they’ve let Rift owners into Onward (2017), SPARC (2017), From Other Suns (2017), and most recently Eleven: Table Tennis VR (2016).
While it isn’t a perfect solution to the lack of demos, it makes a lot of sense when it comes to multiplayer games at least. Multiplayer concurrent numbers on many VR games are fairly low, so opening up the game for free for a short period of time could hypothetically reinvigorate the player base.
We’ll be keeping an eye on all upcoming free weekends, so check back soon.
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