Yesterday Oculus announced its first Gaming Showcase event will be held on April 21 2021.
This will be the first time they have created a dedicated event that will focus on the games for their VR platform.
In this streamed event, fans will be able to get the first look at updates to fan favourites, never-before-seen footage of new upcoming released games and apparently there are a few surprises in store too.
Cloudhead (Pistol Whip), Ready At Dawn (Lone Echo, Echo VR) and ILMxLAB (Vader Immortal, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxies Edge) are all said to be taking part in the event. So expect new updates for these games and more news on Lone Echo II, which is said to have been delayed so that it could also be ported to Quest.
It’s been a while since we’ve had some official events from Oculus, so this is very welcome from them and an event that I hope will bring some new excitement to the platform with plenty of new game announcements to look forward to this year.
Let’s hope Oculus uses this platform to reveal some much anticipated titles for Quest. Such as the planned Ubisoft franchises of Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Project 4 from Stress Level Zero (Boneworks), possibly a Quest port of Medal of Honor, and many more.
It will be interesting to see how much PCVR support we will see during the event. With Lone Echo II being said to be there, there is hope that we may see some continued love for PCVR and support for their now discontinued Rift S platform. I am sure Quest will be the key focus.
I am not sure if a Gaming Showcase is the place to announce new hardware. We are only six months into the Quest 2 hardware cycle, so I highly doubt we will see any hardware reveals. There could be a possibility of seeing a Quest 2 Pro or accessory announcements, I doubt we will see anything more.