Today is a great day for Oculus Rift gamers, what’s with the launch of 2 AAA titles, Lone Echo (Oculus Store) & Echo Arena (Oculus Store) thanks to Ready at Dawn. Both are set to be Oculus exclusives, and it seems Lone Echo is an easy candidate for being the best VR game of this year.
In Lone Echo, you play as an android named “Jack”, who is stationed at a mining facility on the rings of Saturn. A spatial anomaly occurred, forcing you to investigate the looming danger ahead and to rescue Captain Rhodes.
Echo Arena on the other hand, pits you and your team against an opposing team in a zero gravity battle for glory. It will be opened for a free early access beta weekend at 10:00 am PT on June 23.
In Lone Echo’s single player story, you’ll be transported to an advanced mining facility within the rings of Saturn, complete with a detailed space station, expansive outer-space environments, and interactive space equipment. Taking on the role of Jack—an advanced artificial intelligence with a state-of-the-art synthetic body—you’ll help Captain Olivia Rhodes solve an increasingly threatening mystery as you use futuristic tools, clever problem solving, and interactive dialogue to engage with the world around you. Taking advantage of the Oculus Touch controllers and full 360° gameplay, Lone Echo lets you take a hands-on approach to exploring space unlike anything you’ve ever played before.
If you have been keeping track, pre-ordering Lone Echo on Oculus Store shaves off 10% of its retail price of $39.99, and a free copy of Echo Arena. This offers will have ended by now.
Echo Arena is available now for free permanently for the next 3 months. If you download the game starting today until 3 months later, you get to keep the game forever in your library! If you failed to add the game to your Oculus library for the next 3 months, the game will cost $19.99 if you purchase it. Even if you do not have a VR headset now, you can also create a free Oculus account now, and add it to your library. Don’t miss this golden opportunity!