Co-op VR Stealth Action Game ‘Espire 2’ Releases on Quest 2 Later This Month


Co-op VR stealth action game Espire 2 is headed to Quest 2 later this month with a pre-order discount starting today. A new developer diary video shows the latest in the game’s development.

Update (November 4th, 2022): Developer Digital Lode today announced that its upcoming co-op VR stealth action game Espire 2 is set for a release date on November 17th. The game is also compatible with Quest Pro, but no the original Quest.

Espire 2 is available for pre-order as of today, offering a 10% discount off the full $30 price.

A new developer diary video from Digital Lode gives us a peek inside the game’s development and a glimpse of how co-op will work.

Espire 2 is the second entry in the series but the first which includes co-op for up to two players. The studio says the co-op mode is a separate campaign that bridges the gap between Espire 1 and Espire 2, however it sounds like the game’s primary campaign won’t support co-op.

Original Article (April 20th, 2022): Called Espire 2, publisher Tripwire Interactive and Digital Lode call it a “bigger-and-better sequel,” with launch on Quest 2 slated for November 2022.

“Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to ultimately locate and stop the launch of an untraceable, supersonic missile, a true doomsday device,” the studios says. “Wield an array of high-tech gadgets as you go behind enemy lines and try to save the world for a second time.”

Espire 2 is also set to feature what Digital Lode calls “an entirely separate co-op campaign, with unique missions set in familiar Espire 1 locations.”

Set in the same world as Espire 1 (check out our full review here), the game lets you ‘pilot’ a deadly Espire Model 1 Operative espionage droid, which lets you operate it remotely from the safety of the Control Theatre.

Meta-Tencent Partnership to Bring Quest to China Reportedly Suspended

Set in the year 2036, Espire 2 marks the return of Espire Agent POE, who emerges from a seven-year coma.

“POE is thrust back into the world of dark espionage as the centerpiece of the Espire project,” the studio says. “Now, with the help of two bleeding-edge droids called “Frames”, and an all-new arsenal of weapons and tools, POE must embark on a mission to eliminate the global threat imposed by the deadly terrorist organization, OPHIS.”

Additional reporting by Ben Lang

This article may contain affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product we may receive a small commission which helps support the publication. See here for more information.

Well before the first modern XR products hit the market, Scott recognized the potential of the technology and set out to understand and document its growth. He has been professionally reporting on the space for nearly a decade as Editor at Road to VR, authoring more than 3,500 articles on the topic. Scott brings that seasoned insight to his reporting from major industry events across the globe.
  • kool

    Cool, co-op is so much better in VR

    • Skylar Roberts

      Working parttime on my PC has gotten me $17940. I was vexed when I lost my past job,~ex829~ yet say thanks to God I went over this mind blowing an open door, and thusly, I’ll have the option to figure out how to make huge number of dollars from the solace of my own home. By going to the accompanying site, ~ex829~anyone may pursue this errand and bring in extra cash on the web.

      >>>> https://­f­.­l­s­/jobsavailable

    • Caroline Diaz

      I have always wanted a reliable work that could earn me great earnings. When I quit my job, it was time to start seeking out something trustworthy and honest and that I am able to access this awesome online job opportunity. I actually needed a reliable method to earn a full-time income for me as well as my loved ones. It’s a lot simpler than what you might think. All you need just fill out an easy form in order to receive first-class access to the”Home-Based Profit System.It is an incredibly straightforward task, and you don’t require any specialization. It’s all you need is a basic understanding of computers as well as a laptop and access to an online . Now I earn approximately 14999 dollars on a regular basis.Here Is what I do
      >>>> https://­fli­pl­in­k­.­i­o­/NR3Bv

  • ViRGiN

    If they didn’t dumbed down it to run on Quest, this would be an awesome game.
    – average PCVR elitists typing this while running Gorilla Tag on PC.

  • NL_VR

    What games Do you like?

  • NL_VR

    No you dont play on pcvr

  • Jeff is beck

    If it’s as lame as the 1st, hard pass

    • NL_VR

      i think the first game was ok. it got some updates also.

  • ViRGiN

    between gorilla tag and beat saber, i would rather read a book in real life.

  • Gonzax

    I got tired of so many warehouses after 3 missions in the first one.

    Isn’t this sequel coming out for PC?

  • Terrence


  • Yeshaya

    I’m generally in camp “no preorders”, but the discount is nice. Does oculus store still allow returns if I don’t play very long, even if pre-order?