If you have been closely looking at our launch countdown timer on the site, you’ll know we mere days away from the Oculus Quest 2 launch. Exciting!
If you’ve yet to dabble with VR and the Quest 2 is your first headset, then there’s no better time to jump in with 100+ existing Quest apps and games and there’s plenty more that will be releasing over the coming days and months to follow.
Below is a quick summary of Oculus Quest 2 launch titles that will release simultaneously alongside the Quest 2 when it launches on 13th October along with a bunch of recommended Oculus Quest 2 accessories. And we also look at some titles soon to release before and after the holiday season.
Oculus Quest 2 Launch Titles
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Tourist Edition
If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead TV Show, or just a fan of zombies in general, then The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a flagship title that has been ported to the Quest. Playing on the Quest 2 will offer minor enhancements in additional objects and possibly the amount of zombies you encounter at once, but otherwise it has been faithfully brought to the Quest, which is an amazing feat in itself.
Little Witch Academia VR
This game moulds Mario Kart with Harry Potter. Jump on your witch broom and race around fantasy tracks as well as interact with various anime characters. One for the kids, or Harry Potter fans, this one.
Rez Infinite VR
Classic PlayStation franchise, REZ recently saw a VR revival with Rez Infinite VR, this on-rails shooter now will be coming to the Quest and Quest 2 at launch.
Space Channel 5 VR
Another PlayStation VR title gets stripped down and ported to Quest. Move your body to the beat to fend of evil bad guys in this rhythmic-based game from the classic SEGA franchise.
Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat
Another Japanese dance/music rhythm game is coming to the Quest in the form of Kizuna AI. There’s a little Beat Saber influence in here too, looking t the trailer. If you’re into your J-Pop, then this one might be for you.
Beat Saber Multiplayer (update)
At the launch of the Quest 2, Beat Saber fans will get a new free update which will feature its all-new multiplayer mode. Not much is known how exactly the multiplayer aspect of the game will work, but going by the trailer it gives you the impression that you face real-time tracks at the same time, with up to what looks like up to 4 other players.
2020 Oculus Quest titles
Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister – 12 November
Don the power armour and embrace the weapons of a Battle Sister, an unstoppable warrior devoted to the protection of mankind. Experience an epic action adventure steeped in intrigue. Fight across galaxies, alien planets and mighty battleships to save humanity.
Star Shaman – October
Become a spell-casting Star Shaman, traveling from planet to planet throughout enchanting and futuristic, procedurally-generated galaxies in Star Shaman.
Blaston – Holiday Season
Blaston pits players against each other in intense player vs. player (PvP) duels that challenge them to stay in constant motion and blast their opponents with incredible precision using an assortment of high-tech, futuristic weaponry.
Hatsune Miku VR
The Oculus platform version features 19 songs total, along with the new Snow Miku outfit, a negi/leek glowstick, new backgrounds and an enhanced music video mode!
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos – 3 December
ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos, the sci-fi, anime-style adventure with a twisting narrative and difficult choices, shared the latest on their post-apocalyptic mecha journey when the industry veterans at MyDearest Inc. included their title in this year’s Facebook Connect VR game showcase.
Population: One – 22nd October
POPULATION: ONE is battle royale only possible in VR. Its unique Vertical Combat System gives players the freedom to climb anything, fly anywhere, and fight everywhere. Use your environment creatively to gain the high ground advantage. Set in a colourful, near-future world, you and your squad must fight together to survive until the end.
The Climb 2
Feel your grip, swing for the next hand-hold, and pull yourself up to new heights in The Climb 2, now with new features, new maps including a cityscape and unlockables, the sky is truly the limit.
Pistol Whip: 2089 – Holiday Season
In 2089, a plague of killer androids has overrun an off-world colony, leaving only one hero with the mettle needed to shut it all down. Pistol Whip 2089 expands Cloudhead’s acclaimed rhythm-shooter with a gritty sci-fi action campaign, featuring new weapons, a new robotic threat, and a new synth-wave-inspired soundtrack.
Myst – December
Welcome to Myst: the starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal. The PC classic has been revitalized from the ground up for VR and will release on the Oculus Quest platform in December 2020.
Jurassic Park Aftermath
Jurassic World Aftermath is a suspenseful, survival VR adventure with ferocious Velociraptors coming soon to the Quest platform. Think Alien Isolation with Raptors. Frightening stuff!
Sniper Elite VR
In Rebellion’s Sniper Elite VR the fate of the world lies in your hands. Set in World War II-era Italy, you’re tasked with liberating your homeland one well-placed bullet at a time. Take a deep breath, steady your aim, and hope nobody is within earshot as you explore intricately crafted levels full of tactical possibilities.
Star Wars Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll play as a droid repair technician who crash lands on Batuu after a pirate attack. In typical Star Wars fashion, you’ll quickly get swept up into a grand adventure on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost.
Blair Witch – 29th October
Grab a change of pants, it’s time to live through Blair Witch on Oculus Quest. Featuring new creature encounters in a brand-new version of the Blair Witch story built specifically for the VR experience.
2021 Oculus Quest titles
Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic (update)
Natural Magic is the first full expansion for Waltz of the Wizard, adding new locations and new form of magic for users to control. Visit the new castle courtyard and find the mysterious ritual circle to travel to new worlds – starting with the labyrinth. Adventurous wizards will explore its depths to recover forbidden knowledge and artifacts of the Observers, a race of interdimensional beings that have learned to harness magical energies to power strange gadgets and modify the fabric of space and time.
At this year’s Facebook Connect, Ubisoft shifty took to the stage to announce that the Splinter Cell franchise will be coming to the Quest. This is likely to be next year sometime and there is very little else to know about what the game will entail. I imagine this game will feature a solo campaign along the lines of Espire1 and Phantom: Covert Ops, which can’t be bad.
Alongside Splinter Cell, Ubisoft also announced that the Quest will see an Assassin’s Creed title. The artwork shown during the announcement showed the many characters from the franchise, which could suggest that we may have a title that dives into each of the game’s characters and worlds. With a few titles already showing the climbing mechanics such as The Climb and Espire 1, having this in the AC world will be epic!
Project 4 (Bone Works spin-off title)
Announced at last year’s Oculus Connect, back in September 2019, the next time we were told that we would hear more about Project 4 was ‘next year’. We’re way beyond that now, but COVID happened, so this project has likely taken a hit and without any promises made, we will likely hear more about this game in 2021.