Red Matter (2018), the sci-fi puzzle-adventure from Vertical Robot, is slated to launch on Oculus Quest on August 15th.

Set in fictional universe featuring two old Cold War rivalries—the NATO-esque Atlantic Union and the very Soviet-sounding Volgravians—Red Matter puts you in the space boots of Agent Epsilon, an Atlantic Union astronaut. Traveling to an abandoned  Volgravian base on one of Saturn’s moons to investigate a top secret Volgravian research project, you unravel a tale that’s much larger than your handlers led you to believe.

As a sort of retrofuture adventure, it makes for a fun mix of 70s and 80s era tech, like old CRT monitors and analogue switchboards, and places a patently Soviet style of brutalist architecture into the far reaches of the Solar System, answering the question: What if the Space Race never stopped?

While Vertical Robot was able to squeeze in some pretty impressive visuals into the PC VR version (developed in Unreal Engine), the Quest version of the game promises to retain fair degree of the original’s visual finesse, something the studio says was done by using a modified version of Unreal’s mobile VR shaders.

Some of the mobile-specific optimizations (detailed in the video below) include parallax corrected reflections, multiple lightpoints, improved glass, raytraced line reflections, improved fog & sun reflections, and glass refraction.

In the meantime, check out why we gave Red Matter a solid [8.3/10] in our full review when it launched on Rift last year. The game has since been released on Steam with support for Rift, Vive, Index and Windows VR headsets.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    It’s excellent to have these games come to all in one wireless headsets.Jesus is my Lord and ! ! !

    • asshat

      Started good… ended like a fucking douche bag again. not holding back anymore. go fucking kill yourself. Everyone here christian or not, hates you at this point.

      • NooYawker

        Just block it.

      • JesuSaveSouls

        I want to ask you why your so upset,mad and angry.Did you get hurt by a Christian or church ? Did you lose a loved one that made you blame God because it happened ?

        • YouDontGetYourAwfulImpact

          Every person I have met in my meatspace life who makes their faith a core part of their identity like you do with this profile has turned out to be a profoundly vile human being – the ones who consistently treat me in the most evil fashions a person can treat another. Beatings, exclusion, verbal abuse, financial abuses – Enough to make me wish i believed their faiths are real, because your own messiah would condemn them for what they do with his name and congratulate me for doing my best to be good to others day by day – or their messiah would be an evil creature.

          Your proselytising in threads about my hobby and refuge from the names hurled at me in the news every day make me feel uncomfortable and upset in what should be my place away from those vicious homophobes i’m so afraid of in the real world. So you make profoundly angry. I loathe you with a passion.

          Just now I learned that DIsqus has a block function though, for which i’m grateful. So grateful. It’s hard to express how badly uncomfortable and upset you make me when I so much as see the roadtovr news updates. I wish you’d put your energy into holding your church mates to account and encouraging them to be good people so your church represented kindness instead of viciousness instead of proselytising where you’re unwelcome and off-topic. Good people of faith just wave their hands and say ‘i’m not like that’ while letting the evil ones do what they want unopposed.

          • TheSameRanter

            except i can’t block you without making an account with this forum organisation whos privacy policy i won’t sign. I just have to leave this site behind to get away from you. Nowhere is safe from the viciousness you represent :/

          • JesuSaveSouls

            I hope you find peace from the torment and angry rage.I forgive you and pray you be set free in a relationship with Jesus.

        • aasd

          youre just a sore and you wont go away

        • aasd

          No, nothing aside from the continuous shitting from your mouth has annoyed me this much. I’m also purposefully going over board in my replies because you deserve it. go die

          • JesuSaveSouls

            I really forgive for telling me to go die.Isn’t that somewhat harsh with all the terrible things happening ?

      • Paul

        Anyone who feels the need to shout out praise to some figure they have no proof of at the end of every comment is either crazy or a troll . Just ignore it.

    • Jarilo

      Annoying, but at least you’re not into pedo Muhammad.

      • Hivemind9000

        9 out of 10 choir boys recommend you should first check with the catholic priesthood before giving exclusive credit to other religious groups.

        • Jarilo

          No doubt, don’t leave your kids alone. At least they just fondle them, and not marry them at 6.

  • Xron

    Glad to see quest getting some more decent games.

  • NooYawker

    Does anyone have any actual thoughts on this game? I’m thinking about buying it.

  • Jonathan Winters III

    Quest graphics are quickly getting better – very nice to see that progress.

  • Andrew Jakobs

    Oh didn’t know this game, but it looks awesome.