Oculus Connect 5 is off with a bang, as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that latest addition to the Oculus virtual reality (VR) family wit the brand-new Oculus Quest. This new standalone device which will sit in the gap between the Oculus Go and Oculus Rift. Zuckerberg also confirmed that there will be fifty VR titles available for the headset at launch, and three of them have already been revealed.
The Oculus Quest will have inside-out tracking and six degrees-of-freedom thanks to its compatibility with the Oculus Touch controllers. Taking full advantage of these features will be three titles that previously appeared on Oculus Rift, namely Robo Recall, The Climb and Moss.
Robo Recall is a much beloved title from Epic Games. The title makes good use of the famous Unreal Engine middleware development software to create a fast-paced first-person shooter where the player is tasked with taking down robots which have gone rogue. Players can use the Oculus Touch controllers to the fullest by dual-wielding pistols or revolvers, or just get into melee range and rip off a robot’s arm and beat it into the ground with its own limbs.
Crytek are providing The Climb, a mountain-climbing simulator, which contains many stunning virtual landscapes for users to explore and admire. The Climb was updated early in its life to take advantage of the Oculus Touch to let players get a real feeling for how it feels to climb a mountain.
Moss has captured the hearts of the entire VRFocus team. This platform-puzzle title lets the player enter the world of Moss to assist and adorable mouse named Quill, who sets out on a storybook adventure to try and save her land. The player needs to help clear the way for Quill, and interact with her in various very cute ways.
Oculus Quest is due to launch in Spring 2019, priced at $399. For further coverage on Oculus Quest and the latest from Oculus Connect 5, keep checking back with VRFocus.