In what would be an unprecedented instance of video game swapsies, Oculus bigwig Jason Rubin has said that his company would “love” to trade exclusive games with competitor Sony. The former Naughty Dog man told Kotaku that “they have great stuff that they’ve funded and we have great stuff that we’ve funded”.
The insinuation, perhaps, is that if PlayStation were to port a title such as Blood & Truth to the Oculus Rift, it would be willing to return the favour with a release such as Lone Echo. It’s unlikely to happen, of course, but the virtual reality space is generally more collaborative than the console one, so there’s the smallest sliver of a chance.
Sony has allowed some of its first-party titles to be ported to the PC of late, with Quantic Dream’s slate of software being the most obvious example. But would a game like Astro Bot Rescue Mission, which is so uniquely married to the DualShock 4 controller, even work on alternative hardware? Maybe, but it wouldn’t be the same, would it?