What you need to know
- The Meta Quest Gaming Showcase will take place on April 20 at 10a PT / 1p ET / 6p BT.
- You can watch the event on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, or on the Quest 2 with Oculus TV.
- Last year's event revealed major launches like Resident Evil 4 VR, I Expect You to Die 2, and After the Fall.
Meta has announced (opens in new tab) its second annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase — though last year's event was called the Oculus Quest Gaming Showcase. Taking place on 4/20, the event will outline most of the major VR releases you can expect on the Meta Quest and Quest 2 through the rest of 2022.
Last year's announcements included many of the best Quest 2 games of the last year: Resident Evil 4 VR, Lone Echo II, Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy's Edge Part II, After the Fall, Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife, and I Expect You to Die 2. So we can expect some similarly high-quality games to get announced at the Quest Gaming Showcase. It's genuinely a don't-miss event for VR fans.
So far, we've seen several developers confirm their attendance at the show, including Among Us VR, Cities: VR (opens in new tab), and possibly some upcoming Espire 1 news from Tripwire Interactive (opens in new tab).
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In addition to the above confirmations, we could see GTA: San Andreas VR, which Zuckerberg announced last Fall but we've heard nothing of it since. That could certainly prove an exciting headliner for Grand Theft Auto fans waiting impatiently for GTA VI.
We also learned during that event that Vertigo Games, the dev behind After the Fall, has partnered with Meta on five VR titles, including some set in franchises owned by parent company Deep Silver: Saints Row, Dead Island, Metro, or Kingdom Come Deliverance, for example. Any of those worlds ported to VR would certainly make a big splash.
We also know Ubisoft was hiring VR developers recently for Assassin's Creed VR and Splinter Cell VR, which Meta has already said will come to Oculus platforms. Assuming they're 2022-bound, you can be sure we'll at least see a trailer for these. It'll be interesting to see if AC VR treads new ground or puts you in the shoes of a familiar assassin like Ezio.
Other highly anticipated Quest titles include an official NFL VR game, which should be unique among the swath of VR sports titles currently available. If even half of the above titles get announced, it'll give active VR gamers plenty of content to enjoy for months to come.
You can watch the event on the official Meta channel on Facebook (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), Twitch (opens in new tab), or Oculus TV (opens in new tab). It'll start at 10 am Pacific Time.
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
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