Like many companies in the industry, Facebook is eschewing the big gaming tradeshows of yesteryear and, in its stead, used the first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase to announce some of the best Oculus Quest games coming this year. Oculus Gaming Showcase 2021 kicked off last week with the massive surprise announcement of the Resident Evil 4 VR remake, the very first Oculus Quest 2-exclusive title. Without further ado, here’s everything that was shown off at the Oculus Gaming Showcase 2021!
That makes this the second Resident Evil game to be playable in VR — the first being Resident Evil 7, which was one of the best horror games on PSVR. Most of us probably aren’t ready to experience the horrors that are sure to unfold, and this latest trailer only proves that the Quest 2 is the best place to play horror games you’ll find anywhere.
Does Resident Evil 4 even need an intro? As one of the most lauded games of all time and one of the most successful reimaginings of an already successful series, Resident Evil 4 set the bar for action-horror games for years to come. This port of the classic Gamecube title is seeing a complete reimagining for the Quest 2 with combat and puzzle mechanics sporting a full VR overhaul. It’s also the first Quest 2-exclusive game, which means the first Oculus Quest can’t play it.
Pistol Whip is back with a duo of new updates, both of which are releasing at the same time this Summer. Following up on the excellent Pistol Whip 2089 from earlier this year, Pistol Whip: Smoke & Thunder turns to yet another alternative history timeline to tell the tale of two sisters living in the Wild West. Cloudhead Games says “trains, tech, and explosions set the scene for some exciting surprises” and, based on what happened in Pistol Whip 2089, I can only imagine what they’ve got up their sleeve.
The follow-up to one of the highest-rated VR games of all time is getting a huge sequel release this Summer. This one’s been a long time coming — 4 years this July, to be exact. Although there were rumors that the recent delays were the result of porting the game to the Quest platform, Lone Echo II remains an Oculus Rift platform exclusive. That’s a great excuse to pick up Virtual Desktop for easy PC VR streaming to Quest and have it ready in time for the release.
Pistol Whip: The Concierge is a huge update for the base game which introduces a huge swath of customizations for weapons and modifiers, alike. Looks like Cloudhead Games will be opening use of the Pistol Whip 2089 burst pistols in other levels, as well as additional modifiers and new features styles and leaderboards, too.
Lone Echo II is a direct sequel to the original and picks up right where the story left off: hanging around the rings of Saturn. Oculus says everyone’s favorite mechanics are making a return including, of course, all the zero-G environments that make Lone Echo and its multiplayer spin-off, Echo VR, such a successful, unique, and fun experience.
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