We’ll finally get a full reveal of Respawn’s upcoming Oculus exclusive VR title at Oculus Connect at the end of September, including the first opportunity to actually play the game.
Next to Valve’s still unannounced but confirmed-for-2019 VR game, Respawn’s upcoming ‘AAA VR shooter’ is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated VR game reveal, not just because so little has been shared about it thus far, but because of the serious pedigree of the studio building it, the same studio behind Titanfall 1 & 2, Apex Legends, and the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
First, a quick recap. The still unnamed Respawn VR game was first announced way back in 2017. The game is being developed by Respawn and published by Oculus Studios, which means it’ll be exclusive to the Oculus platform. As far as we know, the game is confirmed for Rift, but it isn’t clear if it will also come to Quest. The only real information that’s been given about the game thus far is this teaser video and what we’ve been able to glean from Respawn’s job listings, which have characterized it as a “AAA VR shooter.”
Beyond that, almost nothing is known about the game, not even whether it will be single player or multiplayer. But we’ll finally get some real details at Oculus’ sixth annual developer event, Oculus Connect 6, at the end of September—almost two years since the game’s preliminary announcement.
Oculus today announced that registration for Oculus Connect 6 is officially open, and confirmed that Respawn’s VR game will be revealed at the event, including the first playable demo of the game.
While the initial announcement said that game was set for a 2019 launch, we’re already more than half way through the year; with the reveal not coming until just three months before the end of the year, Oculus will either be cramming a lot of marketing into the following months for a holiday launch, or the game might get delayed into 2020, as we saw recently with Lone Echo II. We’ll likely find out one way or another at Oculus Connect.