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Stride Sprints Onto The Oculus Quest Store This August

Mirror’s Edge-inspired free-running game Stride is coming to the Oculus Quest store in August. The game from Joy Way was accepted onto the Oculus Quest store by Facebook earlier this year and now the developers say it’ll officially release there on August 5. Stride launched first on Steam in early access last year and then entered a beta testing period...

Zombie Shooter After The Fall Delayed Until Later This Year

Zombie shooter After The Fall from Vertigo Games won’t be releasing this summer. The game with up to four players in co-operative mode will release “later this year” on PSVR, Quest 2, and PC VR, according to a tweet from Vertigo Games. The developers say they’re going to separately release the game in 2022 for the original Oculus Quest. “To ensure...

A Township Tale Tutorial Made Optional, New Accessibility Features On Quest

A new patch for A Township Tale on Oculus Quest addressed some issues, bugs and concerns brought up after the game’s recent launch. The biggest change comes to the game’s tutorial, which is now optional and can be exited at any time. I tried out the tutorial personally last week and found it to be quite confusing and oddly structured. This change will...

Yupitergrad Time Attack Levels Beta Now Available For Quest Users

Gamedust, the developers behind the VR swinging game Yupitergrad, announced a beta test is running for Quest users to try out 10 new Time Attack levels, with sign-ups available now on the studio’s Discord server. Gamedust says it is thanking players for their support by letting them try out the levels ahead of their official release midway through...

Larcenauts Add Manual Reload, Improves Weapon Handling In Update

Larcenauts made some significant quality of life changes to the game with its Immersion Overload update, including adding an option for manual reload and more control options for using your hands in VR. Larcenauts: Immersive Overload Update out now!✦ Manual Weapon Reloads✦ Two-handed Aiming✦ Immersive Sprint✦ Native support for bHaptics TactSuit...

Warplanes: WW1 Fighters Flies From App Lab To Oculus Store

Impressive flying game Warplanes: WW1 Fighters is graduating from App Lab to the full Oculus Quest store. We first wrote about Warplanes in January when it was on SideQuest and in March it moved to App Lab where it racked up more than 500 ratings (with 92 percent of them being 5 stars). Facebook has given it the go ahead to release on the Oculus Quest...

Facebook Deprecates Proprietary Oculus APIs In Favor Of OpenXR

Facebook will deprecate its proprietary Oculus APIs in favor of industry standard OpenXR. Facebook says new features “will be delivered via OpenXR extensions” starting with v31, echoing language release by Valve last year regarding new features on SteamVR being connected to OpenXR as well. According to Facebook, in August of 2022 the existing Oculus...

Quest 2 Experimental Mixed Reality & Passthrough API Details

Facebook shared some details about its experimental Passthrough API to enable new kinds of mixed reality apps for Oculus Quest 2. The feature may also serve as the foundation for the company’s long-term efforts in augmented reality, effectively turning Quest 2 into a $299 AR developer kit. When asked if the feature is coming to the original Oculus...

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Be ‘A Metaverse Company’ In 5 Years

Platformer’s Casey Newton interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his plans to make Facebook “a metaverse company”. If you’re not familiar with the term, “metaverse” simply means a massively social digital alternate universe. The term was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel Snow Crash, which also popularized “avatar”. ...

Yuki Hands-On: A Beautiful VR Bullet Hell, Roguelike Mashup

ARVORE’s latest VR game Yuki is available today for Quest and PC VR, but how does it hold up against other bullet hell arcade shooters? We’ve spent some time with the game and have our hands-on impressions. From the team behind Emmy-winning immersive experience The Line and the popular retro VR Pixel Ripped series, Yuki sees you enter the imagination...

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