The Oculus #QuestCountdown Continues: Highlighting Great Games

Oculus Blog
Posted by Chris Jurney, Head of Developer Strategy
March 27, 2019

This spring, Oculus is proud to deliver Oculus Quest, a VR headset that requires no PC, has no wires, and gives total freedom to move and play in VR. To celebrate, we introduced the Oculus #QuestCountdown, a series of posts dedicated to some of the best titles coming to our all-in-one VR gaming system. Today, we’re kicking off a weekly series of blog posts to share some deep dives and even more reveals.

Oculus Quest has a wide array of content coming, from intense shooters and fast-paced action games to VR simulators and adventure RPGs. The Quest launch lineup represents some of the best of VR, and Kate and I are very excited to finally be able to reveal some of what our developers have been working on. Let me know what you think in the comments.

We’ve worked closely with developers to get some of Rift’s greatest hits onto Quest, and I’m delighted to begin revealing them starting with SUPERHOT VR, the stylized time control shooter where time moves when you do.

SUPERHOT VR is one of the best games in VR, coming from the SUPERHOT Team out of Poland, and has earned accolades with multiple VR Game of the Year awards. On Quest, you can dance a violent and wire-free routine through the game Gamespot says makes you “feel like a beautiful ballerina of death.” Red polygons will not know what hit them.

Chilled Chaos and The Completionist give you a taste of what to expect here:

I-Illusions’s Space Pirate Trainer has been growing and adding features since its launch, and the full version coming to Quest gives you all the freedom of movement needed to become the best pirate you can be. Choose your weapons and stake your territory on the leaderboards.

“Freedom of physical movement is definitely an advantage in Space Pirate Trainer,” says Project Lead Dirk Van Welden. “The faster and more nimble you can move, the better your chances of survival.”

Last week at GDC, we announced Dead and Buried II, the gunslinging sequel to Dead and Buried. With cross-platform play between PC and Standalone VR, this multiplayer Wild West shooter lets you duel with friends across Oculus Quest, Rift, and Rift S. The Rift community has the benefit of experience under their belts, but dodging bullets while fully wireless might tip the advantage in Quest’s favor.

There’s also the latest offering from Coatsink, which Road to VR dubbed “a clever room-scale puzzler.” If a new Coatsink game wasn’t exciting enough, Shadow Point includes the vocal talents of Sir Patrick Stewart in a narrative-driven adventure alongside a stylized low-poly art style.

Last but not least, Harmonix is bringing Dance Central to VR. Dance along to professionally-choreographed moves in the privacy of your own headset in this high-energy first-person evolution of the franchise.

We’re very excited about the future of gaming on Quest. This is just a taste of what we’ll be shipping on Day 1, and you can read more here each Wednesday to keep up with what’s coming from the #QuestCountdown.