When it comes to virtual reality, players might not think a third-person title would actually work.
However, developer Playful hopes to change players' minds with Lucky's Tale, a third-person platform VR game that follows a wily fox who must jump, climb and run his way through a variety of environments.
The developer recently released a video showing what VR gameplay will look like with the title. Although the third-person point of view might take some getting used to, it seems that it integrates well and allows players much more control of the camera than they normally would have in a standard gaming environment.
Lucky's Tale already seems to work as a platform game, and the video shows how players control the camera by moving their heads, looking up or leaning in to get a better view of the playing field. That allows players to decide their next course of action, as well as how to get from one location in the game to another.
"Lucky's Tale is a delightful platforming adventure game designed exclusively for the Oculus Rift," writes Playful on its website. "Join Lucky as he runs, jumps, climbs and spins his way through bright, colorful worlds filled with thrilling challenges, wacky creatures, and all the shiny things a little fox could ever want!"
Wired's Chris Kohler played the game back in 2014, and even then, believed that Lucky's Tale would change the way players view VR.
"But the sense of presence is staggering. It's like you're actually in there," wrote Kohler. "When Lucky hits a box and stars pop out of the top of it, you naturally look upwards to see where they're going to fall. And at that moment you feel like you're staring up at the sky in real life, looking at things that are about to fall on you."
Last year, Oculus announced that a copy of Lucky's Tale would ship with each Oculus Rift headset. The first wave of shipments for the headset begin on March 28.
Gamers still interested in diving into the world of VR must first make sure their PC meets the requirements to work with Rift, but if they have the specs, Oculus has preorders available on its site for shipping in July. The headset retails for $599.99.