The Oculus Gaming Showcase Wednesday, which revealed some of the games coming this year. Many of them are sequels or episodic add-on content to existing games. There’s also Resident Evil 4. Want to know what was announced and don’t feel like waiting? Highlights and trailers are below.already : Parent company Facebook leaned into that with its first streamed
Resident Evil 4: This VR port of Resident Evil 4 was revealed last week, but more footage was shown about how the game will actually feel. So far, it looks much like you’d expect: Resident Evil 4 on your face. Like, this looks like it could be a remarkably good transition. It’s even more impressive that it’s being ported to the Oculus Quest 2, but it’s also the first Quest 2 exclusive game (it won’t play on the original Quest).
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, Episode 2: ILMxLab’s crossover VR game, set in the world of Disney’s in-park Galaxy’s Edge planet of Batuu,. The game only came with Episode 1, promising more episodes in time. The next episode looks like it’s almost here, but the story remains a mystery. The first episode was pretty great.
Star Wars Pinball VR: Zen Games’ bundle of eight VR pinball tables also has VR minigames and a whole Star Wars collectible room with things to look at and play with, and there’s an exclusive Mandalorian pinball table debuting in the collection. This looks more exciting than I expected. (It’s available April 29.)
Lone Echo 2: A zero-G adventure game that’s been expected for a while is coming to the PC-based Oculus Rift platform in the summer, with the ability to connect a Quest to a PC to play. This feels like, but in VR.
I Expect You To Die 2: The escape room-like spy puzzle game I Expect You To Die is one of the best VR games on the Quest. The sequel (called The Spy and the Liar) has similar puzzle-solving games, it looks like. It’ll be on Rift and Quest sometime this year.
Carve Snowboarding: The creators of the classic Nintendo 64 game 1080 Snowboarding (!) have a VR snowboarding game that looks completely like 1080 Snowboarding in VR. There are rail grinds with a snowboard. There are caves. Why hasn’t anyone done this sooner?
Pistol Whip: Smoke & Thunder: The rhythm game Pistol Whip is getting an update in the summer that’s western-themed. Seems like we should expect quick-draw shootouts. Will there be Ennio Morricone music?
After the Fall: The next game by the makers of Arizona Sunshine looks dark, zombie-filled and ’80s-themed. It’ll be on Rift and Quest, has been expected for several years and is coming later in 2021. See an age-restricted trailer here.