VR FPS, Zero Caliber: Reloaded, coming to Oculus Quest
XREAL Games, the development team that created the VR military shooter has announced their plan to bring a reimagined version to Oculus Quest this year. Zero Caliber VR has been a hit with many PC VR users as it offers a campaign and mission driven FPS game to VR.
Zero Caliber: Reloaded does not seem to be a simple port of the game, although it will retain much of what fans enjoyed about the original. Obviously, the Quest and Quest 2 headsets are nowhere near as powerful as a PC VR rig. XREAL Games are rebuilding the game from the ground up for the Android based operating systems of the headsets. Unfortunately, since the game varies so differently, cross play between Quest and PC VR will not be possible.
XREAL Games Marketing Director Daniel Nyirfa spoke about the game in a recent statement from the team: “We are very proud of what our team has accomplished from a technical standpoint to port Zero Caliber over to the Oculus Quest platform. We’re extremely excited to bring Zero Caliber’s fan-favourite features to a new audience. Our on-the-fly swappable attachment system, weapon variety and physics, melee combat and climbing mechanics packed into an action-filled story will guarantee hours and hours of explosive fun. What’s even better is that the whole campaign can be played with friends!”
XREAL Games have not released any screenshots or videos showing off gameplay from the new title but we should temper our expectations about the graphical quality because it is sure to be a major step down from PC VR.
The game is slated for a Q2 2021 launch but if the recent history of VR launches is anything to go by, this could be a very flexible release window. Despite the potential downgrades porting the game to the Quest, we are excited to see more of the major PC VR titles ported over to the Quest.