Oculus will be hosting its very first Gaming Showcase on April 21 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. You will be able to watch the showcase via Twitch, Facebook, or YouTube.
According to a blog post, the Gaming Showcase will see the reveal of updates to “fan-favorite titles” on Oculus, as well as never-before-seen footage for new games and other surprises.
Step in to our Oculus Home with the first ever Oculus Gaming Showcase. Tune in to our Facebook page on April 21st at 3PM PT to see what worlds await you in VR.
— Oculus (@oculus) April 13, 2021
Currently, Oculus has confirmed that Cloudhead Games, Ready At Dawn, and ILMxLAB will be participating, and the three studios will be sharing new information about Pistol Whip, Lone Echo II, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge respectively.
Oculus was recently in the news for the Oculus Quest 2 outselling all previous Oculus headsets within half a year of its October 2020 release. Facebook Reality Labs vice president Andrew Bosworth believes that this is representative of Oculus managing to achieve a “mainstream moment.”
“The fact that Oculus Quest 2–in just a few months on the market–has outsold not just its predecessor, but all of its predecessors combined, is a tremendous indicator that we’ve now broken through from the early-adopter crowd to an increasingly mainstream crowd,” Bosworth said.
If you haven’t yet made the jump into virtual reality gaming, the Oculus Quest 2 isn’t a terrible starting option. In GameSpot’s Oculus Quest 2 review, Mat Paget writes, “The Oculus Quest 2 is an excellent VR headset that is well worth your time and money, especially if you don’t already own the original headset. For those looking to upgrade, it’s a little more complicated. The Quest 2’s improvements are definitely noticeable and appreciated, but they’d feel a lot more impactful if the Quest 1 wasn’t already such a great VR headset.”