Facebook’s big Oculus Gaming Showcase is taking place today, bringing news “wholly dedicated to the stellar games across the Oculus Platform,” the company says. We’ve been promised fresh footage from upcoming games, along with “a few surprises.” Here’s how and when to watch.

The Oculus Gaming Showcase is the set to be broadcast on April 21st at 3PM PT (your timezone here); you’ll be able to watch it on Oculus channels on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.

Facebook is promising news on Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, Pistol Whip, and the long-delayed Lone Echo II, saying that these are “just a few” of the games which will be on display during the showcase.

“You can expect new updates to fan-favorite titles, never-before-seen footage from some unreleased games, and a few surprises in store,” the company says.

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There’s no telling if we’ll hear any news on the upcoming Oculus-published Splinter Cell & Assassin’s Creed VR games from Ubisoft, but our fingers are definitely crossed. What other games are you hoping to hear about? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • I’d love to see echo combat on the quest.

  • Holdup

    Fb horizon

    • kakek

      You know it’s in closed beta ? Wich mean you can find all the info you want on it’s status from people playing it.
      For now, it’s a sub-par rec room, with maybe slightly better avatars. Whatever you hope from it, remember it a quest title.

  • Zack71

    The settings so far used in the various episodes of AC are exceptional. There is nothing like it on the net. The simple possibility of exploring these environments in VR would be exceptional in itself: the Jerusalem of the Era of the Crusades, the Venice and Rome of the Renaissance, the Paris of the French Revolution, etc. I can not wait!

    • kakek

      That won’ be it. That would require much more computing power and storage than the quest(s) can offfer.

      • Zack71

        Remember: AC 1-2 etc run on Xbox 360/Ps3, with 256-512 mb of ram.

        • Blaexe

          At which resolution and framerate?

    • Totius

      Yesss!!! I can’t wait! Hope they target PC VR

  • David Wilhelm

    It’s about time for a Bombyx update…

  • Foreign Devil

    If Lone Echo II is designed only for Quest 2. .it is going to be a big step down graphically from Lone Echo I. I wouldn’t want to play something that is less immersive. I hope they develop it for PC VR.

    • kakek

      It is, it will be, you are not forced but it will be that or nothing, you will be disapointed.

  • Andrew Jakobs

    along with “a few surprises.”

    Valve releasing Alyx natively on the Quest 2, haha.

    Hope they’ll show some new interesting games.

  • I bet that Lone Echo II will be for Quest now

  • wowgivemeabreak

    It’d be great if a 5+ course dlc was announced for Walkabout Mini Golf. Best game in VR!

  • Beatsaber Fitness Edition

  • sfmike

    It will be hard for another game to lure me away from my Population: One addiction.

  • xyzs

    A bunch of PS2 4 hours games with included personal info trackers?

    Some external studios moderately big announcement but only for 2022 ?

    Some more Facebook integrated features nobody asked for gloriously added ?