Make sure to mark your calendars, tomorrow is the first time that Facebook and Oculus are presenting their Oculus Gaming Showcase. This is an online presentation that looks like it will follow the same mould set in place by the Nintendo Direct or the Sony State of Play.
They will be presenting updates on games heading to the Oculus suite of headsets and perhaps announcing some new ones. So far Oculus has announced only three developers that will be showing off some games at the presentation. Developers like Cloudhead Games, Ready At Dawn, and ILMxLAB are just a few of the developers participating but the only three announced.
This means that we will be seeing some updates on games like Pistol Whip, Lone Echo II, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. Personally, I am pretty stoked at the Lone Echo II news. The first instalment was perhaps the first completely immersive VR game that I tried out years ago. I am looking forward to seeing what the team can do with a game that isn’t free to play.
Outside of VR only developers, we will also be getting some more info about the recently announced VR port of Resident Evil 4. The game is being produced by Capcom, in partnership with Oculus Studios and Armature Studios, the developer behind Oculus Studios titles Fail Factory! and Sports Scramble for Quest. This is the first announced game that is not compatible with the original Quest headsets. Prior to this announcement, all games released for the Quest system could be played on either. We don’t have a lot of info available to us right now but hopefully we will get some more tomorrow.
We don’t know any other games that might be showing up at the presentation. With the growing interest around them, there may be a chance that the upcoming Oculus-published Splinter Cell & Assassin’s Creed VR games from Ubisoft may be making an appearance.
If you want to check out the presentation yourself, you can tune in on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube in the US and Japan at 3:00 pm PT on April 21.