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New NVIDIA & Oculus VR Games Bundle launches today together with a new GeForce driver!

BTR will be benchmarking Oculus Rift VR games this week continuing from where we left off in Part 1.  And today NVIDIA and Oculus have announced a new bundle that provides the ultimate VR experience together with a brand new GeForce 381.89 WHQL driver for the latest PC and VR games.

Bundle Details

When you purchase a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/GTX 1080/1070/1060 graphics card, system, or notebook and an Oculus Rift plus Oculus Touch you will receive three VR games free, including the The Unspoken, SUPERHOT VR, and Wilson’s Heart.  We have played The Unspoken and it is a well-done multiplayer game that we will also benchmark.

Please visit NVIDIA’s bundle page for details and watch the Official Bundle Launch Trailer above.  You can also read about the bundle launch article on GeForce.com.   This bundle is available in North America and Europe.  With three free VR games, you can jump right into the VR action.  In fact, the price on the Oculus Rift has dropped to $499 and the Touch controllers are less than $99.

The Unspoken, from Insomniac Games, empowers you to battle as a gifted arch-mage by casting spells with your bare hands. Using the Oculus Rift and Touch, you will enter a world of spellcasting and duels in a mysterious part of Chicago.  Engage in multiplayer one-on-one battles that require you to become adept with numerous spells, to battle your way through multiple destructible arenas, and master four powerful character classes.

SUPERHOT VR, from SUPERHOT Team was re-imagined from the ground up to support the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. After three years of hard work, this game still features a mixture of bullets and time manipulation but it is now set in the virtual space, allowing you to physically dodge bullets as they whiz toward you, and to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles in VR.

Wilson’s Heart, from Twisted Pixel Games, is an immersive first-person psychological thriller set in a 1940’s hospital that has undergone a haunting transformation.  In this original VR adventure, you become Robert Wilson, a patient who awakens to the shocking discovery that his heart has been replaced with a mysterious device. In the VR space, you and your fellow patients must traverse increasingly maddening corridors, overcome environmental hazards and work together to defeat the sinister inhabitants in your quest to reveal who stole your heart and why.

Related Links

Oculus Bundle Landing Page

Bundle Launch Article on GeForce.com

Oculus Rift website

SUPERHOT VR website

The Unspoken website

Wilson’s Heart website

 

GEFORCE GAME READY DRIVER WHQL 381.89

Today NVIDIA also released the new NVIDIA Game Ready WHQL 381.89 driver for Heroes of the Storm 2.0 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3. It is also the Game Ready Driver for three new VR games; Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Wilson’s Heart.  It highlights the some of the important reasons to have a Game Ready Driver program: new games, game updates and VR games.

Game Ready for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 players will want to use this driver.  NVIDIA’s Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers in these titles because NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and to perfect gameplay.  And as an additional verification of quality, every Game Ready Driver is WHQL-certified by Microsoft.

Game Ready Long After a Game Launches

Fans of Heroes of the Storm have been waiting for the highly anticipated 2.0 update, and NVIDIA has also been working hard. Having the best possible quality for a game at launch is important. Since titles continue to evolve with new content and features through patches and DLC, Game Ready drivers aim to support all major updates for gamers.

Being Game Ready for VR games is Crucial

Having the best possible quality for a game at launch is important, and it becomes even more important with VR titles. Gameplay issues or bugs can break immersion and totally ruin a VR experience. NVIDIA’s Game Ready driver program delivers the best possible VR experience by optimizing performance and latency, which is especially important for awesome Virtual Reality gameplay. Today’s game Ready Driver will provide the best VR experience for Batman Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Wilson’s Heart.   And we have just added Batman Arkham VR to BTR’s benching library.

Related links:

Game Ready driver story on GeForce.com

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 Website

Heroes of the Storm Website

Batman Arkham VR Website

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Website

Wilson’s Heart Website