Back in February XREAL Games revealed that its PC VR shooter Zero Caliber was being reworked for the Oculus Quest platform, arriving in the form of Zero Caliber: Reloaded this year. Today, the studio has dropped a new trailer alongside a launch date and price for the title.
While XREAL Games has rebuilt its original FPS for Oculus Quest the core fundamentals remain the same, there’s a story-driven, single-player campaign with realistic guns and scenarios. Plus, there’s a 4-player co-op mode if you want to bring some friends along to help with any of the levels. The studio has mentioned that the co-op will run on dedicated servers – NA, EU and SEA regions – with an invite friend feature making that process easier. “Players will be able to invite their friends after launching a Co-op session directly to said session (as long as their friends have the game running or they’re idling in the Oculus Quest Home),” the team notes in an email to VRFocus.
It’s all designed with realism in mind, from the weapon handling to the environment. So guns need to be manually reloaded and attachments added to improve their functionality. You can practice with each one in the gun range and when out in the field almost all the surfaces are climbable, enabling you to change strategies and flank enemies when required.
Zero Caliber: Reloaded will support both Oculus Quest and Quest 2, with the latter headset getting visual improvements. This will include PBR textures on the weapons and hand so Quest players will see nice and shiny reflective surfaces. Further enhancements are slated to arrive post-launch alongside new content and a game mode.
As for the original Zero Caliber for PC VR headsets that’s still in Early Access at the moment on Steam and Oculus Store. XREAL Games has been beta testing a PvP mode with expectations that it’ll drop later this year.
Zero Caliber: Reloaded will be hitting Oculus Quest on 13th May 2021 priced at $24.99 USD. As XREAL Games has stated previously, Zero Caliber: Reloaded will not support crossbuy with Oculus Rift’s Zero Caliber because the reworking has meant its an entirely different videogame underneath. Check out the new trailer below and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.