It’s been a big week for Oculus Quest news with revenue updates and the roll-out of App Lab, its new distribution channel. Among all of this Experiment 7 has revealed that the board game gem Catan VR is ready to launch on Oculus Quest.
Making the announcement over on its Discord channel, Experiment 7 has confirmed the Oculus Quest version of Catan VR will feature all the same content from previous versions of the virtual reality (VR) board game plus some extra goodies to further enhance the experience.
The studio notes there will be “additional private matchmaking functionality” but didn’t state what that would entail. This will only apply to the Oculus Quest version as the developer went onto add: “All other versions are still compatible for standard play – and we’re looking at the feasibility of porting the the private matchmaking updates to other platforms.”
Catan VR for Oculus Quest will also include a new room called ‘The Study’, new high-resolution textures and board animations; 90 Hz Mode for Oculus Quest 2, a higher-res display mode providing 1832p on Quest 2, and updated network and voice stability. Because of all these extra improvements Experiment 7 states: “The Quest 2 version is definitely the best version in performance, detail, and clarity that we’ve ever made.” So that’s something to look forward to.
Experiment 7 brought the classic board game onto VR platforms back in 2018, originally supporting Oculus Rift and Gear VR followed by Steam and then PlayStation VR. Designed for up to four players, in Catan VR you play a settler who needs to establish colonies on the island of Catan. To do so you’ll need to acquire resources to build towns and roads whilst engaging in trade with other players. The end goal is to grow large enough to gain the ten victory points required to win.
Catan VR will be available on the Oculus Quest platform from Thursday, 4th February retailing for $14.99 USD. It’ll support cross-buy on the Oculus Store so if you already own the Rift version then you own the Quest edition as well. For further updates on the latest Oculus Quest releases, keep reading VRFocus.