When the Oculus Quest arrived in May it had a decent lineup of videogames and apps available on day one. If you’ve been worried that there hasn’t been a continual stream of titles appearing since then, there’s no need to be, as August is looking very good for content. Today, a load of release dates have dropped for several titles, meaning there should be enough to keep gamers happy.
On Twitter this morning Vertical Robot announced that its sci-fi puzzler Red Matter would be coming to Oculus Quest on 15th August. Set in an alternate future where an ongoing cold war ensues between two superpowers, you play an astronaut dispatched to an abandoned base on Rhea, one of Saturn’s moons. Your mission is to recover top-secret information that could end the war.
VRFocus gave the Oculus Rift version of Red Matter a four-star review, commenting: “All in all, Red Matter is a very high calibre VR experience, neatly weaving its story and puzzle elements together. It by no means perfect, following the line of other puzzles in VR that are seemingly unable to offer plenty of reasons to come back for more. So like a good meal take it slowly and savour the moment.”
Then there’s Pinball FX2 VR by Zen Studios. An original launch title for Oculus Rift, Pinball FX2 VR has appeared on the Oculus Quest store with a 15th August release date. Offering a selection of highly detailed tables, Pinball FX2 VR proved to be very addictive, gaining a full five-stars in VRFocus‘ original review: “Zen Studios has created some remarkable digital recreations of pinball and yet every other version now seems redundant: Pinball FX 2 VR is the way digital pinball is meant to be played.”
And finally, there’s Resolution Games’ Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, a multiplayer party videogame. Previously stated as having a summer release, the title is another to appear on Oculus Store, this time with a 29th August launch date. Only appearing on the Quest part of the store, the multiplatform experience will also support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and mobile devices which presumably will happen the same day.