The weekend is here and that means loads of time (if you’re lucky) to check out new VR games and get some playtime in with old favorites. Though if you’re a Rift owner then Oculus has different plans for you.
The company doesn’t seem to be stopping with the free weekends for online VR games any time soon. It makes complete sense, though, since online multiplayer titles are very much dependant on the number of players participating at any given time. So this is certainly a great way to keep a steady stream of players giving more multiplayer games a try and potentially gaining new permanent players. The latest game to get a free weekend for the Oculus Rift is Project Cars. This stunning racing game is free to play now until Monday 14th May 9:00 AM SAST.
Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios is the first iteration of the Project Cars series, of which Project Cars 2 received high accolades for the amazing seated VR experience it offers. The game offers over 120+ cars, and over 100 unique track layouts, fully dynamic time of day & weather, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality. You’ll get to race against real people online or AI drivers in a single-player mode in everything from simple go-karts to luxury supercars. And who doesn’t want to get into the driver’s seat of one of those right?
Let’s Put The Pedal To The Metal!
Project Cars also supports peripherals like pedals and steering wheels, if you’re really looking for a realistic experience, and of course, the good ol’ gamepads or keyboard/mouse combo are available as well.
So if you’re keen on taking a joyride down some scenic landscapes while the rain pours or get your adrenaline pumping in fast-paced races against wily opponents, then make sure to give the game a try this weekend. You can access the download through Oculus Home. Project Cars is also discounted from $24,99 on the Oculus Store at the moment to $19,99 US. Just keep in mind that if you buy the game via the Oculus Store then you’re only going to be playing with other Rift players because the platform doesn’t support cross-play with games purchased through retail or other vendors like Steam (though the game is a little more expensive on Steam, going at $29,99).