Releases Recap: July 5 – 9

Oculus Blog
July 10, 2021

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

Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual!
Sam is a dog with a hat. Max is a hyperkinetic naked rabbity thing. Together, they’re the Freelance Police, the intergalactically famous agents of indiscriminately applied justice—now starring in their umpteenth video game, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! Even multimedia evil-slappers like Sam and Max could use a hand, and this time they’re using the incomprehensible magic of virtual reality to invite the player into their off-kilter world for a furious day of monster-slaying, obstacle courses, responsibly discharged firearms, and (of course) saving the entire freaking world.

Perfect For: Fans of Accounting+, Floor Plan 2, and Vacation Simulator
Developer: HappyGiant
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform

Sniper Elite VR
Southern Italy, 1943. Fascist forces occupy your homeland. Using stealth, authentic weaponry, and your skilled marksmanship as an elite sniper, fight for the Italian Resistance in this exhilarating first-person shooter. Take on an explosive stand-alone campaign with 18 replayable missions and hours of gameplay. Grab your rifle, gaze down the scope, and take aim with realistic ballistics and immersive weapon interactions—and witness the brutal effect of your shot as Sniper Elite’s signature kill-cam returns, rebuilt for VR.

Perfect For: Fans of Phantom: Covert Ops, Onward, and Death Horizon: Reloaded
Developer: Coatsink
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform
More Info: Set Your Sights: ‘Sniper Elite VR’ Launches on the Oculus Quest and Rift Platforms Today

Paper Birds: Part II
The Paper Birds story continues with the addition of Part II. Paper Birds: Part I & II is a 30-minute interactive story about a young musician in search of true inspiration. Starring Ed Norton, Joss Stone, and Archie Yates, this VR film offers unique moments of interactivity with hand tracking, inviting you to conduct music, unlock portals, light up the invisible world, and more. In Part II, Toto journeys deeper into the invisible world to rescue his sister Azul, discovering more about himself and his family as he travels further.

Perfect For: Fans of Wolves in the Walls, Baba Yaga, and Madrid Noir
Developer: 3DAR
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform
More Info: 'Paper Birds' Part II Completes the Animated Saga on the Oculus Quest Platform

Blair Witch VR Edition - Rift Release
Blair Witch: VR Edition is a story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, join the search for a missing boy in the iconic Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon will make you confront your darkest nightmares—and an ominous force known as the Blair Witch. The game has been rebuilt for VR to offer a uniquely immersive and horrifying experience, now on the Rift Platform.

Perfect For: Fans of Layers of Fear VR, Lies Beneath, and The Exorcist: Legion VR
Developer: Bloober Team
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic
Waltz of the Wizard has been updated with its first major expansion, Natural Magic. All existing players get the expansion free of charge, which includes a new procedural world-building system with believable reflective environmental lighting. There’s also the titular “natural magic system,” a new magic physics engine that enables players to conjure and control magic through natural movement. Venture into the fortress to recover lost artifacts from beings that harness magic to control time and space, or have fun in a friendly wizard tower and courtyard full of strange oddities.

Perfect For: Fans of The Wizards, Wands, and The Mage's Tale
Developer: Aldin
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift 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.