‘Think of these as our first party titles.’
In what is a little strange for an open standard market such as the PC, Oculus announced a while back their intention to secure exclusive games for the Oculus Rift, games optimized for virtual reality that will work only with the Rift headset. It was a decision that was met with a fair amount of criticism, but Luckey, speaking in a Reddit AMA, feels that they are well justified.
“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.”