The second annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase has arrived and it shared some of the biggest and most exciting experiences headed to the Meta Quest platform throughout the next year.
From Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries to NFL PRO ERA to Among Us VR to Ghostbusters VR, there was something for everyone in presentation. To help ensure you don’t miss a thing, we’ve gathered all the announcements from the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase below.
Ghostbusters VR Announced
A new Ghostbusters VR game was announced for Meta Quest 2 from Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and nGames. While we didn’t see much more besides a short cinematic trailer, it’s great to know that we will soon be experiencing the beloved franchise in a new way.
Players will run their very own “Ghostbusters HQ in a new city, San Francisco, and solve a deep mystery across a new chapter in the Ghostbusters universe.”
It also supports four-player co-op, so one question remains – who are you gonna call?
Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries VR Is Out Today and Brings the Fan-Favorite Mode to Meta Quest 2
When Resident Evil 4 launched on VR in 2021, it did so without the fan-favorite horde mode The Mercenaries. As of today, that problem is resolved as the mode is available as a free update to all players who own the base game.
The Mercenaries was rebuilt by Armature Studio and will challenge players with taking out as many Ganados as they can before time expires. Alongside VR-exclusive leaderboards and 20 new challenges, The Mercenaries will also have some “made-for-VR treats,” including Big Head Mode, a black-and-white Classic Horror Mode, and Golden Gun skins for weapons. These unlocks will also work in the main campaign.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution Brings You Back to New Orleans to Face a ‘Bloodthirsty Threat’
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution will bring players back to the streets of a post-apocalyptic New Orleans and promises to be even more deadly than the first time around. What does this mean for the player? Among other things, players will have to deal with “fewer resources, more walkers, and a new and bloodthirsty threat that will hunt you across the city.”
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution will arrive later in 2022.
NFL PRO ERA Is the First Officially-Licensed VR NFL Game and It Will Let You Take Your Favorite Team to the Super Bowl
StatusPRO has revealed NFL PRO ERA, the first officially-licensed VR NFL game that will allow players to lead their favorite teams to the Super Bowl. Using “NFL game data to create the most authentic on-the-field NFL VR experience to-date,” NFL PRO ERA will put players in the shoes of a QB to partake in drills, play catch with friends online in NFL stadiums, and play on the biggest stage in a real NFL game.
Among Us VR Will Make Virtual Reality A Whole Lot More Sus
InnerSloth, Robot Teddy, and Schell Games have revealed that Among US VR will arrive during Holiday 2022. We got a much better look at the game following its reveal at The Game Awards 2021 and it features all the backstabbing-goodness fans have come to expect from the series. It also looks a LOT more intense in VR.
Furthermore, Schell Games announced that is has three more projects on the way, but details will be revealed at a later date.
Moss: Book II Continues Quill’s Story on Meta Quest 2 This Summer
Moss: Book II was originally released on PlayStation VR, and now it is set to arrive on Meta Quest 2 in Summer 2022. This new entry will continue the story from the first game and will see Quill going on another adventure to “end the merciless rule of the Arcane and save the world from a great unmaking. “
Bonelab Builds on Everything Boneworks Did So Well
Stress Level Zero has announced Bonelab, a follow-up to Bonelab that features “a next-level interaction engine with near-boundless player freedom.” It also adds a new story and “two years of innovation and interaction engine process.”
Players will need to escape execution in a mysterious underground lab in a world that reacts just like the real one. Bonelab will also feature extensive mod support.
Build the City of Your Dreams in Cities: VR … Next Week!
While it’s not a “one-to-one port,” Cities: VR will help players build the city of their dreams and see it in a way they’ve never been able to before. To do so, Fast Travel Games will take players “through the screen” to experience their creations in a whole new way.
The best part? It’s out on April 28, 2022.
Beat Saber – Electronic Mixtape Adds Deadmau5, Marshmello, Pendulum, and More
Following the release of OST5 and a Fall Out Boy music pack, Beat Games has announced Beat Saber’s Electronic Mixtape DLC which adds tracks from such artists as Deadmau5, Marsmello, Pendulum, and more.
Red Matter 2 Will Pick Up Right Where the Original Left Off and Will Take You Across Our Solar System
As those who have played it will remember, the original Red Matter left players with a cliffhanger that has made the wait for the announcement of the sequel that much harder. Now, this next entry is even closer to release and promises to take players across our solar system from “a base on our own space station orbiting above Saturn’s rings, and beyond.”
There will once again be a huge focus on puzzles in Red Matter 2, but this time it will give players more tools and a better jetpack to help solve them.
Espire 2 Brings Players Back Into the World of Spies, and This Time They Can Bring a Friend With Them
Espire 2 is set to build off the international espionage foundation set by 2019’s Espire 1: VR Operative, but this time it will feature a separate co-op campaign that will bring players back to locations from the first game. It will also tell a side story that fills the gaps between the two main entries.
Espire 2’s single-player campaign will task players will be locating and stopping an “untraceable, supersonic missile” that is a “true doomsday device” by using high-tech gadgets and more.
Become a Powerful Wizard in the Narrative-Driven Adventure RUINSMAGUS
RUINSMAGUS will let players wield magic in VR and give them the chance to “grow from a novice wizard into a powerful, spell-wielding Magus” in a narrative-driven adventure that will send players deep below the city of Grand Amnis. RUINMAGUS will also feature 26 fully-voiced quests with voice talents from those like Naomi Ohzora, Ai Maeda, and Eiji Takemoto.
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