Releases Recap: August 16 – 20

Oculus Blog
August 21, 2021

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:

Tetris® Effect: Connected
With the free Tetris® Effect: Connected update—available on all platforms—players can enjoy the zen-like ambiance of Tetris® Effect online with friends for the first time. Featuring full cross-platform multiplayer, you can crank things up higher than ever before by either inviting a friend on the same platform directly or sharing a unique alphanumeric lobby code for cross-platform play. The Tetris® Effect: Connected update also includes a new Spectator mode, “slow” mode, and even Quest 2-specific optimizations for players to choose between higher fidelity or smoother performance in VR.

Perfect For: Fans of Space Pirate Trainer, Fruit Ninja, and Yuki
Developer: Enhance
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform
More Info: Get in the Zone With Friends in the Free Multiplayer Update ‘Tetris® Effect: Connected,’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and PC VR

Horizon Workrooms
The way we work is changing. More people are working remotely, more people want flexible work options, and more people are re-thinking what it means to be in an office. But without the right connective tools, remote work still has plenty of challenges. Horizon Workrooms is our flagship collaboration experience that lets people come together to work in the same virtual room, regardless of physical distance. It works across both virtual reality and the web and is designed to improve your team’s ability to collaborate, communicate, and connect remotely, through the power of VR—and the open beta is now available for free on Oculus Quest 2 in all countries where Quest 2 is supported.

Perfect For: Fans of Arthur, Virtual Desktop, and Immersed
Developer: Facebook VR
Available On: Oculus Quest 2
More Info: Introducing 'Horizon Workrooms': Remote Collaboration Reimagined

Tokyo Origami
Tokyo is one of the most iconic cities on the planet. Putting the city in the spotlight amidst this years’ Olympic Games, Tokyo Origami is a free VR miniseries collection of seven short episodes (with an eighth and final episode coming soon) that each depict a different facet of life in Tokyo. Following the previous release of the first three episodes in the series, Cosm Studios returned this week with four additional entries—and there’s one more on the way soon. Find it on Oculus TV.

Perfect For: Fans of Wander, National Geographic Explore VR, ecosphere
Developer: Cosm Inc
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform
More Info: Experience Life in Tokyo From Eight Unique Perspectives in 'Tokyo Origami,' Available Now on the Oculus Quest Platform

Gravity Lab - Time Travel Update
Welcome back to Gravity Lab! It’s been a while and items have broken in your absence. But don’t worry, they are all backed by a lifetime warranty. (Terms and conditions may apply.) With the latest Gravity Lab update, you can explore the new time travel environment and solve nine new time-bending levels with three difficulty levels each. Plus, you can create your own time puzzles in the level editor!

Perfect For: Fans of Gadgeteer, Hand Physics Lab, and Arcsmith
Developer: Mark Schramm
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Stones of Harlath - Arenas Update and Rift Launch
Stones of Harlath released its free Arenas Update this week. Also known as content update 1.3, the update introduces the "Arenas" to the Island of Harlath— a wave-based, high-octane series of fights taking place in five Arenas, four of which are brand new to the game. Arenas include new variations of enemies and tiered boss fights that will give seasoned Battlemages the new challenge they crave. Minor adjustments to the spell-casting system will also make casting in action easier and more reliable. And if you’ve been waiting for the Rift release, that happened this week as well!

Perfect For: Fans of Journey of the Gods, SWORDS of GARGANTUA, and Falcon Age
Developer: Garage Collective
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Drunkn Bar Fight - Police Station Update
Drunkn Bar Fight is a simple, immersive, silly, rowdy game. Get into fights and use anything and everything around you to create as much chaos as you like. Why limit yourself to bars? Crash a wedding, get into back alley fights, riot a store or even—with the latest update—a police station! Enjoy performing socially unacceptable behavior without the resulting obligatory visits to the hospital, jail and courts.

Perfect For: Fans of GORN, Path of the Warrior, and The Thrill of the Fight
Developer: The Munky
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform

Visit the Oculus Store on the Quest and Rift Platforms for even more immersive content. We’ll see you back here next week for another batch of releases.