Oculus today announced ‘Quest’, their new high-end standalone VR headset. The company is promising that some of the top Rift titles will be ported to the headset, including Robo Recall, Moss, The Climb, and Dead and Buried.
On stage today at Oculus Connect 5, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Oculus is focusing on creating a self-sustaining ecosystem so that VR developers can thrive on their platform. Part of achieving that, Zuckerberg said, is making sure that the company’s various efforts across mobile and PC VR are working toward that common goal.
Toward that end, Zuckerberg said that the new Oculus Quest headset will run some of Rift’s current top titles. On stage he mentioned Robo Recall, Moss, The Climb, Dead and Buried, ‘and more’.
He also announced that there are some 50 launch titles planned for the Oculus Quest launch which is set for Spring.
It’s surprising to hear that games like Robo Recall and The Climb will be coming to Santa Cruz, given that they are graphically intense games built on engines that usually power high-end PC titles. It’s very likely that the graphics will have to be toned down for these titles to run on Quest, given its mobile graphics processor, but it’s still great to know that the investments put into these high-end titles will be able to be enjoyed by mobile VR players too.