Thanks to the success of Oculus Quest 2, the amount of stuff you can play on the Oculus Quest Store is rapidly expanding. Here we take a look at some of the upcoming titles we can’t wait to play when they land in the next few months.

Note: These are just a few native Quest titles we’re looking forward to. There’s also a mind-boggling amount of VR games to play outside of the Oculus Quest Store too. You can play via SteamVR or Oculus PC provided you can setup Link or Air Link and have a VR-ready PC. Also, don’t forget App Lab and SideQuest for unmoderated Quest content.

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Part II

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge first came to Quest back in November 2020, bringing with it a wholly new Star Wars experience. Creators ILMxLAB announced that the narrative-driven adventure is getting its first sequel here this year; the series will conclude in its fourth installment. That sounds like a lot of pirate blasting and droid saving.

Developer: ILMxLAB

Launch Date: 2021 “later this year”

Resident Evil 4 (Quest 2)

Ok, we get it. Resident Evil 4 (2005) isn’t new, but its Quest 2 port will be. Capcom’s beloved horror-shooter is getting a first-person overhaul, which is said to include higher resolution textures, a made-for-VR UI, and positional audio for greater immersion. The only catch: it’s coming exclusively to Quest 2 and not the original Quest.

Developer: Armature Studio, Capcom

Launch Date: TBD

Ilysia

Successful Kickstarter Ilysia is coming to all major VR headsets, including PC VR, Oculus Quest, and PlayStation VR. This cross-play MMORPG is expected to release to backers sometime before the end of 2021, bringing with it plenty of beasts, world bosses, and both megalithic ‘Guardians’ and ‘Titans’ to contend with.

Developer: Team 21 Studio

Launch Date: before end of 2021

Larcenauts

Larcenauts is set to bring the hero shooter genre to Quest in a big way. This six vs six shooter ostensibly takes its cues from games like Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends. It’s not only natively coming Quest, but also Rift and SteamVR-compatible headsets, including cross-play.

Developer: Impulse Gear

Launch Date: Summer 2021

After the Fall

After the Fall, the long-delayed co-op shooter, is finally coming to Quest, and its launching alongside Oculus PC and PSVR. Vertigo Games first announced the post-apocalyptic zombie shooter back in June 2019, although the studio recently gave us an eye-full of some updated gameplay, so it’s definitely still coming.

Developer: Vertigo Games

Launch Date: Summer 2021

Wanderer

Wanderer is a VR adventure game that takes inspiration from Quantum Leap (1989) and Dark (2017), letting you travel back through history to prevent the collapse of civilization. It’s coming to all major VR headsets sometime later this year, which includes Oculus Quest!

Developer: Oddboy, M Theory

Launch Date: Q3 2021

Ancient Dungeon

Ancient Dungeon is a rogue-lite dungeon crawler that found success on Kickstarter last year. It’s aiming for launch sometime “soon,” developer Eric Thullen says, with plans to arrive in early access on both SteamVR headsets and Oculus Quest. You can test it now in beta via App Lab for Quest.

Developer: Joy Way

Launch Date: sometime “soon”

Captain ToonHead

Captain ToonHead vs The Punks from Outer Space is a whacky first-person tower defense that puts your granny’s chancla (Spanish for ‘slipper’, often used as an impromptu bludgeon) in one hand and a gun in the other as you build towers and shoot down a mess of cybernetic baddies.

Developer: Teravision Games

Launch Date: Summer 2021

Project 4 (Boneworks)

Image courtesy Facebook

Boneworks (2019) offers up some awesome physics-based shooting madness on PC VR headsets, and we were intrigued when the studio announced they’d be bringing the game’s mechanics and core systems to Quest and also put it “anywhere we can,” Stress Level Zero says. There’s still nothing out there on the so-called Project 4 game yet, but we’re hoping to learn more sometime soon.

Developer: Stress Level Zero

Launch Date: TBD

Assassin’s Creed & Splinter Cell

Image courtesy Ubisoft

After a rash of first-gen VR games and a pre-COVID foray into VR arcade experiences, Ubisoft is again renewing its commitment to at-home VR gaming with bona fide Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell VR games. The studio announced both titles in September 2020, but there’s still distressingly little information out there outside of the fact that they will be built from the ground-up exclusively for the Oculus platform, and will “include elements of the franchises that players know and love.”

Developer: Ubisoft

Launch Date: TBD

Against

Against is rhythm game that is all about fighting and wall-running to the beat through stylish neo-noir levels. We had a chance to preview Against a little while ago; it has a lot in common with Beat SaberPistol Whip, and FitXR, but it’s much darker in tone as you slash, shoot, punch, dodge and more.

Developer: Joy Way

Launch Date: Q3 2021

Update (May 13th): We’ve completely overhauled this list, and took out games that have since launched. You can catch many of those over at our Review section to find out where to spend your hard-earned cash.


What new games are you excited to play on Quest? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Yeah, I’m at least interested in most of those for sure.

  • Alextended
    • Vegeta785

      Zenith looks like to be what I’m interested in the most.

      • Alextended

        It sure looks promising :)

      • Ron

        A good MMO is what I have been waiting for.

        • Alextended

          Yeah it looks more promising than Ilysia to be honest, but hey they just got their crowd funding, I’m sure it will improve though being for Quest 1 does limit them. But I heard they already have much prettier character models than shown in the current builds for example. We’ll see how both shape up come release :)

          Oh you all should try A Township Tale it’s been expanding and getting better all the time too, even though it’s not true MMO-like. They recently got climbing as seen in this Zenith video too.

      • Alextended

        The new Ilysia video looks cool too though!
        https://youtu.be/biTwl5SPgnU

    • poo

      BONEWORKS

  • Till Eulenspiegel

    I am only interested in Rez Infinite. I like it more than Tetris Effect, it will interesting to see how it looks on a 4K screen.

  • Where is HitMotion Reloaded? :P

  • Bumpy

    If its inside the walled garden, I’m not interested until I hear it can run with Revive.

  • bög

    no

  • bög

    Oculus quest kinda epic

  • Adam

    Larcenauts is 3v3 per the video UploadVR posted today. Check the timestamp @ 4:25

    • It’s possible that may be for testing purposes. Official literature says you can “[c]hoose from 8 different Specialists each with unique weapons and skills to compete in thrilling 6v6 matches”

  • xyzs

    Hard to be impressed and excited when you see the Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart graphics that are simply marvelous and all these games 2 generations behind at best..

    I guess the amazing is the worst enemy of the just ok.

    • Well, while I agree with you that the graphics are somewhat simple, its unfair to compare apples and oranges. The PS5 is a techbeast for flatgaming and the Quest a standalone VR has to manage those resolutions twice and at higher constant framerates.

      And after all: VR can be so immersive that the graphics don’t really matter.

      Thats why population one is such a great game!

      • xyzs

        Graphics matters more in VR than in any other game category.

        Half-Life Alyx is not the ultimate VR game only for it’s story but because the immersion is next gen precisely. When you are in Alyx, you take pleasure observing the fine details as much as playing the game itself. That’s what sets the experience apart.

        In those PS3 looking games, I don’t have this feeling at all and that kills the experience to me.

        • You are absolutely right: the graphics of HLA are nothing short of a marvelous VR wonder!

          Nonetheless, I have not the slightest use of photorealistic graphics, when I do my daily fitness workouts. Be it with Audio Trip, Beat Saber or what have you. The graphics don’t matter because gameplay wins here.

          So, while better graphics of course can give you a better feeling of immersion, it completely depends on the usecase.

          Thats why Job Simulator and Superhot VR are working perfectly fine in VR. And so does Half Life Alyx

  • Tried the demo of against and it left me thoroughly unimpressed.

  • Naomi8070

    Is it will be awaible on PS Vr?