Yesterday (March 3rd, 2021) marked some huge news for those who own an Oculus headset, with the announcement of four major games coming to the platform in the coming months.
First up were Fast Travel Games, who revealed that their title Wraith: The Oblivion - Aftermath will be coming to the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms on April 22nd, before also launching on Steam VR and PSVR later in the year.
Players step into the shoes of photographer Ed Miller, who has passed away during an intense seance and become suspended between life and death, becoming a Wraith in the process.
Learning the truth of your demise will be at the centre of your journey, as you explore the mysterious Barclay Mansion and clue together the pieces of the final moments of your life.
Celebrating the upcoming release, a tense 10-minute video showing some of the gameplay and featuring VR content creators was unveiled, which is both a terrifying hilarious watch:
Meanwhile, Lauren Frazier and Andy Tsen also got involved in the wave of news, debuting a new trailer for Zenith: The Last City.
Inspired by the likes of Dark Souls and World of Warcraft, this MMORPG is coming to both Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, with pre-orders right around the corner.
Classes look to be fully-customisable in the game, meaning you can take on the traditional role of a tank in the not so traditional upfront role of a mage, or power up your sword-slashing with healing ability.
The narrative will guide you across the world, where you will then be told to go out and choose your own path. A quest system is tailored to your current level and abilities, but building reputation with specific factions is all up to the player.
Check out the launch trailer for the game below:
The third title explored was Song in the Smoke, from developer 17-BIT. This survival adventure game takes players to a mysterious prehistoric world, full of strange beasts, where they must fight, forage and hunt to survive.
VR users will kickstart their journey being woken up at the edge of the woods by a three-headed crow. Eight stages lay in wait, forcing you to battle the elements, whilst taking down monsters and crafting gear to get ahead.
Described by 17-BIT Founder and Creative Lead Jake Kazdal as being "unlike anything we've done before" and their "most ambitious title yet", we can’t wait to jump in.
Finally, there’s the 18-rated After The Fall. Gamers will get to explore the remains of a civilisation ground to a half in an alternate timeline, taking place in the 1980s. There, they can team up for players worldwide to face hordes of enemies and colossal bosses.
Set to land on the Oculus Rift platform with full cross-platform multiplayer this summer, it's going to be interesting to see if this one eventually also makes it to the Quest headsets.
Those excited to play can now sign up for the closed beta sessions.
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