Game News: ‘Pistol Whip’ Update, ‘Echo VR’ Closed Alpha, and More

Oculus Blog
March 18, 2020

Welcome back to the Facebook: Game Developers Showcase! Earlier this week, Director of Content Ecosystem Chris Pruett and Facebook Global Director, Games Partnerships Leo Olebe gave us a look at VR’s momentum, with 20+ titles passing the $1M revenue mark on Quest alone. Today, we’re showing you that momentum in action with updates straight from some of our developer partners!

Cloudhead Games shared its future vision for Pistol Whip.

We also got a look at the new Full Throttle Update, now available for free on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform.

When B-Team launched with Oculus Go, VRFocus said the on-rails shooter was “ideal for those after some instant action gratification.” Fans of action-packed games with an offbeat sense of humor are in for a treat, as Twisted Pixel Games plans to launch B-Team for Quest on March 26!

The Room VR: A Dark Matter is also set to release March 26, bringing escape room intrigue to life on Quest. Click here for our playthrough of this spine-tingling entry in the award-winning series from Fireproof Games.

Ripped from the pages of some of your favorite atmospheric comics, Lies Beneath is a gritty survival horror game with visual chops to die for. It’s launching on Quest March 31, followed by the Rift Platform on April 14. Drifter Entertainment shared some new gameplay footage today, and we can’t wait to see what comes next. Click here for our playthrough.

The team from Ready At Dawn is hard at work, preparing for Echo VR’s release on Quest—and they’re hosting a closed alpha on March 26! Click here to register for your chance to go head-to-head against some fierce competition in a zero-g arena like no other.

Phantom: Covert Ops reimagines the stealth genre for the VR generation. Slated for release on June 25, this visually stunning title features cross-save on Quest and the Rift Platform, Oculus Link support, online leaderboards, and more. And today nDreams shared the latest trailer, hot off the presses! Take a look at what’s in store from the winner of E3 2019’s Game Critics Award for Best VR Game:

Last but not least, we heard from the folks at Beat Games, fresh off the announcement of Beat Saber’s Timbaland Music Pack. This indie darling has gone Double-Platinum, selling over 2 million copies worldwide across all VR platforms, and it’s proven a successful platform for artists to connect with fans, with over 10 million songs sold through downloadable content. Click here to learn more, and check out this stellar VR rhythm game on Quest and the Rift Platform today.

With original franchises, genre-smashing titles, and more, VR gaming is here to stay. We can’t wait to share even more in the weeks and months ahead.