What do you want to know
- Facebook announced the premier AAA-quality title for the Oculus platform at its annual Facebook Connect conference.
- A major partnership with Ubisoft is bringing titles like Assassin’s Creed and Split Cell to VR.
- Today’s announcement titled Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest are included.
Today, Facebook announced the biggest VR title ever at its annual Facebook Connect event. While Facebook has started moving away from Rift hardware and only towards Oculus Quest hardware, it is still supporting the Rift platform on PCs. That support includes several new titles from big-name franchises and publishers for both PC and Quest.
Assassin’s Creed and Different Cell
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Star Wars: Tales of the Galaxy’s Edge
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was announced a few months ago, but now we’ve finally gotten the gameplay video from the Facebook Connect conference today. Tales of the Galaxy’s Edge launches this holiday season exclusively on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 platforms.
You’ll play as a droid repairing technician who crashed on the planet Batu in search of the famous Batu of the Blackspire Outpost. If the Blackspire outpost sounds familiar, it’s because it’s featured in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks Disneyworld Florida and Disneyland California. It has been developed by the same team that brought us the excellent (but lesser) Vader Immortal Trilogy, which is extremely exciting given the quality of those games.
Jurassic World Aftermath
The Jurassic World Aftermath takes place two years after the fall of Jurassic World. Players are on their way back to the Isla Nublar to collect some confidential research materials and true Jurassic fashion, crash-lands on the island and are stranded in the ruins of the research facility. You will escape the island with documents and (hopefully) be hunted by the Velociraptors in your life. Jurassic World Aftermath is exclusive to Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 and is coming soon.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Medal of Honor: Beyond Above has been developed by Abovev and Entertainment for over three years and is finally making its way to PC VR platforms this December. This VR-exclusive reboot of Medal of Honor, a partnership between Oculus Studios and Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Titanfall and Apex Legends, is making waves in more ways than one.
In addition to being the first World War II shooter in VR, this is the first time we are seeing an Oculus-exclusive launch on Steam and features cross-play between platforms. Medal of Honor: Above & Beyond launched on December 11 at the Oculus Rift store and, surprisingly, on Steam for all SteamVR-compatible headsets.
Pistol Whip: 2089
Pistol Whip quickly became one of the best VR games when it was released on the Oculus and Steam platforms last year. After a year full of free content updates, the team at Cloudhead Games is debuting with its first major paid-DLC, Pistol Whip: 2089. This Holiday Coming on the Quest and Rift platform (we’ll double-check on PSVR) also the Steam release), Pistol Whip: 2089 brings players to, you guessed it, the year 2089 when the plague of killer Android hit an off-world colony Is captured. You, as the protagonist, are tasked to destroy them all to the tune of a killer synthwave-style soundtrack.
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
However we have yet to see the Quest gameplay, The Walking Dead: Saint and Sinner. It is finally making its way to the Oculus Quest platform on October 12. The original release earlier this year on PC is still one of our favorite VR games this year, and Quest Port will finally give Quest-only players a reason to travel to zombie-infested New Orleans. An action-heavy, physics-based combat system filled with original characters is a 15-hour campaign and a compelling story, and tons of upgrades and mystery to discover. It would extinguish that zombie-killing craving for Halloween.
Sniper Elite: VR
Sniper Elite: VR is one of those games we haven’t heard of in a while, but it’s finally making its way to the Oculus Quest platform and Oculus Rift very soon. Sniper Elite VR takes the tried-and-true formula of the popular series and puts it where you’ve always wanted it: in VR. Set in Italy during World War II, you will attempt to liberate your homeland by taking out the Nazis with your trusty sniper rifle. All the requisite tactics like steady breathing, steady aiming and a well-triggered finger need to get through each level. It also includes a new way that kills your motion using a redesigned X-ray camera.
Battle Royal is a hot genre right now, and Oculus platforms are getting their first exclusive entry with Population: One. Developed by BigBox VR and coming soon on both the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest platforms, Population: focuses on a unique vertical combat system that the developer says is “only possible in VR.” It gives players the ability to climb anything, fly anywhere, and fight at any time or place. Bigbox VR plans on several in-game events and regular content updates to keep things fresh over time.
Beat Saber Mootlink and BTS Music Pack
It’s been a long, long time coming, but Beat Saber is finally teaming up for the recurring multiplayer expansion pack on October 13, very unknowingly coinciding with the Oculus Quest 2 launch. The description is fairly light, but the trailer above clearly shows five players slashing the blocks at the same time, with the possibility that the final one is played as long as any song ends up being the best Does not score. On top of this, the world famous South Korean boy-band BTS will bring their music to Beat Saber with their 12 most popular songs in November. Multiplayer and BTS music packs are coming on all platforms where you can find Beat Saber including PSVR, Quest, Rift and SteamVR.
If you like me, it’s been over 25 years since you last heard from the Mystery franchise, but still have lots of amazing memories of the original visual puzzle search game. A full remake is heading to Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 later this year through the Oculus Store. Explore the island of Mystery like you’ve never done before, with a world that has been rebuilt from the ground-up for VR.
In a bit of a surprise announcement, the follow-up to the original rock-climbing VR game, The Climb 2, will be an Oculus Quest platform exclusive game. Situated at steep-inducing origins, The Climb 2 explores 15 new areas, including icy peaks, desert rocks, and even skyscrapers. Global events, online leaderboards, and more will be included. Climb 2 is listed as coming soon.
Warhammer 40,000 Battle Sister
The world of Warhammer 40,000 comes to the Warhammer 40,000 Battle Sister later this year, especially on the Oculus Quest platform. Players will play Sister Ophelia in this action-packed shooter by Pixel Toys. Fight heavy duty guns, all kinds of melee weapons, and hundreds of enemies in Warhammer’s first VR game.
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