Oculus Gaming News: First Playables for Rift S, New Titles, Cross-Platform Play, and More

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
March 20, 2019

GDC’s expo and main conference programming kick off today, and we’re excited to share a sneak peek at the latest AAA PC VR games and the Oculus Quest launch lineup—including brand-new games from Coatsink, Turtle Rock Studios, and Armature Studio.

PC VR Playables

We just announced Oculus Rift S, and now’s your chance to see what 6DOF PC VR has to offer! Head over to the North Hall Mezzanine Lobby of San Francisco’s Moscone Center for the debut demos on our newest headset: Asgard’s Wrath, Stormland, and Vacation Simulator!

This is first playable demo of Asgard’s Wrath, a Norse-inspired action-adventure from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios. With three movement-heavy VR titles already under their belt, the team at Sanzaru is combining intuitive, physics-based combat mechanics with a hefty dose of RPG elements to deliver a deep, innovative title with 30+ hours of content to explore.

Stormland showcases everything Insomniac Games does best: gorgeous environments, intuitive weaponry, an ever-changing world, and exhilarating movement. Our new demo for GDC shares more of the game’s narrative and introduces some of the engaging NPCs players will interact with on their journey. Like its fellow Oculus Studios title Asgard’s Wrath, Stormland pushes the boundaries of scope and replayability in VR gaming—these are worlds you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Last year at GDC, we showed off Vacation Simulator, and we’re excited to bring back the latest from Owlchemy Labs to peel back the curtain on Rift S. We know the wait for any new hardware can be daunting, so we invite you to join us for a little virtual R&R.


Earlier this week, we kicked off our #QuestCountdown content highlights with the official confirmation that Beat Saber is on the launch lineup.

You can bust out some wireless dance moves mornings in the Moscone Center’s North Hall Mezzanine Lobby, or light things up after sundown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

We announced a brand-new title from Coatsink, the developers behind Augmented Empire and They Suspect Nothing. Set between a mountaintop observatory and a fantasy world in flux, Shadow Point lets you unravel the fate of a missing schoolgirl and enjoy some stellar voice acting courtesy of Sir Patrick Stewart. Shadow Point has been designed from the ground up for Quest, and we can’t wait for you to explore this puzzler with locomotive freedom. Dive in over at the Unity booth.

We confirmed Journey of the Gods—a previously-teased fantasy game from Turtle Rock Studios. Inspired by old-school RPG mechanics and stylistic action-adventures, Journey of the Gods capitalizes on the very best of Quest and appeals to a wide range of audiences as you collect items, earn upgrades, and fight foes. Press also got hands-on with Armature Studio’s Sports Scramble, which builds on the basis of OC5’s Project Tennis Scramble. And we’ll have public demos of both titles coming soon.

Cross-Platform Competition

We announced Dead and Buried II, the sequel to our fan favorite Touch launch title, and confirmed cross-platform play between Oculus Quest and Rift S.

The team’s been hard at work incorporating additional features for GDC, like new game modes and a social hub. Check it out at mornings the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to see what the expanded landscape of 6DOF VR has to offer.

Celebrating Star Wars

Last but not least, ILMxLAB announced that fans can get a sneak peek at Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series during Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month!

Announced during OC5, the first episode of this as-yet-untold Star Wars story will bring some narrative heft to the Oculus Quest launch lineup this Spring.

More? Much More

PAX East is just around the corner, and we’ll have news to share next week, including more #QuestCountdown launch title reveals and an exciting update from an epic PC VR title. Buckle up!

— The Oculus Team