Meta has announced that it will be hosting its second Meta Quest Gaming Showcase on April 20.
The event will highlight several new games and updates coming to the Meta Quest 2 platform in the near future, although we may already have a good idea of what fans can expect to see. .
Based on reveals from previous Meta showcases, as well as Quest 2 games that have been announced at events and in press releases more recently, we’ve picked six titles likely to get some screen time.
From GTA San Andreas VR to Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, we think there’s something for everyone on April 20.
GTA San Andreas VR
The biggest reveal from last October’s Oculus Connect event was the reveal that GTA San Andreas is getting a VR port exclusively for the Quest platform.
Although we didn’t get any gameplay footage, the high quality of Resident Evil 4 VR has left fans hoping that another gaming classic will be recreated in the same way in this new medium.
Six months after its reveal, we think it’s time for Meta to at least give us a taste of what we can expect from San Andres VR. However, while a gameplay trailer seems like a near certainty, we’re not expecting a release date at this time.
We could be wrong, but given the scope of GTA San Andreas, we anticipate that the VR port will need some time to work well.
Among us VR
It’s been revealed that the hugely popular social deduction game will be getting a VR port during The Game Awards 2021, and it looks like we’ll get some more details at the upcoming Meta showcase.
That’s because InnerSloth, the creators of Among Us, confirmed on Twitter that it will be at the April event with “new bean images”. This most likely means we’ll get a glimpse of Crewmate’s tasks, moves, and maybe some roles.
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A promise of gameplay footage and nothing else implies that we may not have a release date yet, but the team might surprise us.
Among Us VR is a collaboration between InnerSloth and Schell Games (I Expect You to Die, Lost Recipes). There’s a lot of talent working on this title, so we’re incredibly excited to see what they show.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom
Fans of the series will be eager to hear news about Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, and the Meta Quest Gaming showcase will be the perfect time for Maze Theory to make an announcement.
The developers have already talked a lot about what players can expect when the game releases later this year, but so far we haven’t seen much gameplay. Additionally, while Maze Theory confirmed a 2022 release, it remained tight-lipped when asked to provide a firm date.
The Meta Quest Gaming showcase will provide it with a great opportunity to finally unveil some gameplay footage, and maybe even a solid release date for when Quest 2 players can try the game out for themselves.
Beat Saber Updates
These showcases don’t just reveal brand new games, they also let fans check out updates to their favorite titles.
One of the most popular VR games is Beat Saber, and last October Meta announced some new content – with a barely 10-second clip showing a strange design of a sword cutting through a single block.
Most predictions are that it teases a new campaign mode or improved customization options – perhaps to help players find a more unique style in multiplayer as VR embraces the metaverse.
Beat Games has released several updates to its game since the announcement – including a Fall Out Boy music pack – but the strange sword has yet to appear. We think the upcoming showcase would be the perfect time to change that and finally tell fans what was teased last year.
Pistol Whip developer’s next game
Less of a prediction and more of a hope on our part, it’s that Cloudhead Games might be discussing its new “next-gen VR” title.
He’s only just announced that he’s working on the game – so development probably isn’t too far along – but given how amazing Pistol Whip is, we’re already desperate to find out more about what Cloudhead Games has up his sleeve.
Even more interestingly, in the announcement of the blog post, there is some odd formatting in the sentence: “We Aam delighted to Aannounce theAWe have started working on new next-gen VR titles with deeper scope and insight.
The decision to capitalize and embolden three Aces has led many to speculate that Cloudhead is developing what it considers a AAA game – a designation given to expansive, well-funded hits like Elden Ring, Pokemon Legends Arceus, and Horizon Forbidden West.
If that’s true, Cloudhead’s next game could become the new best VR game – though we’ll have to wait and see what it announces, whether it’s at the April showcase or at an upcoming event. .
Whatever is announced during the Meta Quest Gaming showcase, you can be sure we’ll be here to bring you all the latest information on games coming to Quest 2.
On April 20 at 10 a.m. PST (6 p.m. BST, April 20 / 4 a.m. AEST on April 21), check back here for our thoughts on the biggest reveals. Additionally, you can head over to Meta’s Facebook, YouTube, or Twitch page to watch the event for yourself.