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The HTC Vive has no exclusives (but that’s a good thing)

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PlayStation’s VR finally has a release date and a price. It’s going to be the cheapest of the bunch, and will launch with around 50 games and experiences, some of which are very much exclusive to the PlayStation VR. The Oculus Rift, too, is home to a few games that you won’t be able to use on any other headset. HTC and Valve’s VR solution, The Vive, won’t have a single exclusive game.

Before you think that it’s because they’re bad at business, according to Valve’s Chet Faliszek it’s for better reasons. They’re launching with 50 games, though none of them will be bound to the Vive.

“We have no exclusives,” he says. “We don’t think that’s a good thing for the industry, especially in VR where we’re starting out with a promise of presence after so many years. We want to do everything we can to make sure VR succeeds, regardless of the platform. I don’t think a customer ever thinks a platform-exclusive game is a good thing.”

On to the list!

  • #SelfieTennis
  • Adventure Time
  • Altspace
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Audioshield
  • The Brookhaven Experiment
  • Budget Cuts
  • Cloudlands Minigolf
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Envelope Eve
  • Everest
  • Fantastic Contraption
  • Final Approach
  • GiantCop
  • HoverJunkers
  • Job Simulator
  • John Wick: The Impossible Task
  • La Peri
  • Marble Mountain
  • Modbox
  • Pool Nation
  • Raw Data
  • Roadside
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • The Gallery: Call of the Starseed
  • The Lab
  • The Rose and I
  • The Wave
  • Thunderbird
  • Tilt Brush
  • Time Machine
  • Universe Sandbox 2
  • Unreal Editor
  • Unseen Diplomacy
  • Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel
  • VirZoom
  • Waltz of the Wizard

At least one of those might actually be worth playing! No all of them are games, and many that are more experiments and 15 to 30 minute experiences than fully-fledged ones. But that too, will change.

“As developers continue to explore VR, you’ll see longer and longer game experiences,” Faliszek says.

The Rift, meanwhile, will launch with around 30 games – but it is out before the competition.

Last Updated: March 17, 2016


  1. Kromas untamed

    March 17, 2016 at 14:05

    And to get a Vive you have to jump through some amazing hoops. Good thing I have family in the US.


    • CypherGate

      March 17, 2016 at 15:58

      How about ordering me one as well 🙂 Ill have the cash ready 🙂


      • Kromas untamed

        March 17, 2016 at 17:23

        Would love to but 1 per shipping address and they are strict about it. 🙂


        • CypherGate

          March 17, 2016 at 17:34

          Maybe the following month or two hehehehe 🙂


  2. Pieter Kruger

    March 17, 2016 at 14:12

    VR is still in it’s infancy, this is the 1st gen and as always it’ll probably be best to hold off and not be an early adopter. Most games are and will be “experiences” and tech demos or Indies for now (especially on the PSVR which is underpowered but PC powered VR titles might progress well later into this generations life cycle). Personally I’ll wait to see if and when proper titles come out and then take the leap…..maybe!


    • Pariah

      March 17, 2016 at 14:14

      You’re just saying that because Xbox doesn’t have one yet… 😛


      • Pieter Kruger

        March 17, 2016 at 14:30

        I wouldn’t touch the Hololens either when it comes out initially to be honest, just too much money/uncertainty, as with VR, I’ll be very cautious and wait….. ????


  3. Ottokie vs the forces of Evil

    March 17, 2016 at 14:19

    What in good Globs name is #SelfieTennis?


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 17, 2016 at 14:35

      If it’s running around with a tennis racquet & moering people taking selfies I’m suddenly more interested in VR.


      • HvR

        March 17, 2016 at 18:46

        Swop out the racquet with a selfie stick and they have a new customer.


  4. Original Heretic

    March 17, 2016 at 14:41

    Adventure Time?!?!? Can I grab my friends and go to very distant lands?


    • Admiral Chief [BFTS]

      March 17, 2016 at 15:25

      The fun will never end, it’s Adventure Tiiiiiiiime


  5. Shan

    March 17, 2016 at 14:43

    I didnt see half life 3 on the list.


    • Admiral Chief [BFTS]

      March 17, 2016 at 15:25



  6. BakedBagel

    March 17, 2016 at 17:54

    Unreal Editor

    Is that for making things for VR or making things for VR IN VR

    someone help me plis


  7. Adam Lincoln

    November 10, 2016 at 04:12

    Don’t waste money on the vive, after the initial 2-4 hours wow factor the complete and total lack of any good content means this thing is only good at getting dusty.


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