Back in the old Oculus days the company would hold big demo presentations at events like GDC or tease a few titles during Connect. Times have changed, last year saw the first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase combine this into one, seeing the likes of Resident Evil 4 and Lone Echo II take centre stage. For 2022 there’s been a slight name tweak to the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase but the idea remains the same, loads of VR videogame announcements.
The event is set to take place across Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Oculus TV on 20th April 2022 at 10 am PT (6 pm BST). The Oculus Blog (should we keep calling it that?) teases that: “You can expect new game announcements, gameplay first-looks, updates on games coming in the next year, and a whole lot of surprises.”
So that begs the question, what does gmw3 hope to see? Plenty of the “Most Anticipated” list has either arrived or will be shortly, but hopefully, we’ll hear more about Fun Train’s SIN (Safety in Numbers) the follow up to The Exorcist: Legion VR. Also on the list could be NERF Ultimate Championship, Resolution Games’ upcoming Ultimechs or Wands Alliances from Cortopia Studios; so many possibilities.
It’s likely that the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase will be heavily updated oriented much like the 2021 showcase, although a few unexpected titles wouldn’t go amiss. For example, Vertigo Games revealed during Connect that it’s working with Oculus Studios on four new videogames so one of those could appear.
And remember two years ago when Ubisoft announced that the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell franchises would be coming to Quest, with nothing being heard since. The Meta Quest Gaming Showcase would be an ideal time for a “gameplay first-look”.
Guessing aside, there are only three weeks to go until the showcase so you’ll find out soon enough. Let us know in the comments below which games you’re looking forward to. For further updates keep reading gmw3.