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Meta Quest Gaming Showcase Breakdown (April 2022)

Meta Quest Gaming Showcase Breakdown (April 2022)

It’s always exciting when new games are announced but what’s even more exciting is when those games are collected in a showcase. With no other platform (in North America) really pushing their current products and games, Meta has become the go-to source for new and upcoming titles and while the titles revealed are advertised as being for the Quest and PC platform, given some of the games mentioned as well as their potential release windows with all of the games, I wouldn’t be too surprised if some of these games make their way to our current and future headsets.  With that said, here are the games announced as well as any pertinent information regarding their release and according to Meta, all of these games are expected to be out in 2022.

#1 – The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution

Developed by: Skydance Interactive
Publisher: Skydance Interactive
Genre(s): Survival, Adventure, Horror
Platform(s): Quest 2, PCVR (for Rift and Rift 2) Other Platforms to be announced.
Players: Single player
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Release Date: 2022
Price: TBD

The follow-up title to Saints & Sinners once again places you in the role of the Tourist who must now deal with choices made in the 1st game.  Decisions will carry even more weight as new factions rise up to aid or thwart your efforts.  New Orleans has changed because of your efforts, but it’s nowhere near safe thanks to the undead horde that surround the city, the flooded streets you need to navigate and the survivors that still live there.  Scrounge, craft, and survive with all new weapons and combat options that make the every encounter even more intense than the last.


#2 – NFL Pro Era

Developed by: StatusPRO, Inc.
Publisher: StatusPRO, Inc.
Genre(s): Sports
Platform(s): Available on Meta Quest and PlayStation® VR,
Language: English
Release Date: Fall 2022
Price: TBD

NFL PRO ERA is the first fully licensed NFL virtual reality (VR) simulation game that lets players experience what it’s like to compete as the QB of their favorite NFL team.  Leveraging NFL game data, this is the most authentic and immersive first-person football VR game available. Athletes will be able to step under center and see if they have what it takes to compete at the highest level and make the big plays.

NFL PRO ERA combines innovative technology, data and direct insights from athletes  to unlock a unique opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the NFL Metaverse.  Lead your team to a Super Bowl, improve your QB skills by participating in drills, or play  catch virtually with your friends in your favorite NFL stadium. As a NFL QB you’ll feel  the excitement of what it’s like to lead your team and compete under the bright lights with thousands of screaming fans. The city is on your shoulders, can you make the play?


#3 – Among Us VR

Developed by: Innersloth LLC, Schell Games, Robot Teddy
Publisher: Innersloth LLC
Genre(s): Casual, Social
Platform(s): Quest 2, Rift/S
Players: Multiplayer; 4 to 10 people; 4 is the minimum to play the game and 10 is the max per game
Language: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese-Traditional, Chinese-Simplified, Japanese, Korean Release Date:
Holiday 2022
Price: TBD

One of the most popular titles in the last few years, Among Us, is getting the VR treatment and changes the 3rd person action into 1st person insanity! Prepare for departure in this virtual ship but beware the Impostor! Grab your crew and headset to enjoy the VR version of this hit multiplayer game. Play online with 4 – 10 players as you attempt to hold your spaceship together and return to civilization, but keep an eye out as one or more random players among the crew are Impostors bent on sabotaging and killing everyone. Experience all of the same deception and deceit as the original game, but now in your own virtual Skeld!


#4 – Red Matter 2

Developed by: Vertical Robot
Publisher: Vertical Robot
Genre(s): Adventure
Platform(s): Meta Quest 2
Players: Single player
Release Date: Summer 2022
Price: TBD

Red Matter 2 (One of my favorite VR games of all time!) picks up right where the first game’s story concluded. After breaking free from the simulation that held your own mind hostage, your first priority is to escape the Atlantic Union’s base. However, you unexpectedly discover a distress signal belonging to an old friend. Determined to come to his rescue, you will travel to the farthest reaches of the solar system to find him. During your journey you will unveil Volgravia’s darkest secrets and confront the unstoppable Red Matter.

Red Matter 2 introduces new mechanics to expand the existing gameplay into the adventure genre. Not only will you face brand new and challenging puzzles, but thanks to a new jetpack you will be able to traverse the game’s environments more freely than ever before through platforming sections. A new tool has been added to the classic loadout that will enable you to hack terminals, as well as a (projectile) weapon that will prove useful in various environmental puzzles and come well in handy when dealing with certain ‘surprises’ that you’re sure to face during your adventures.


#5 – Espire 2

Developed by: Digital Lode Immersive Media
Publisher: Tripwire Presents
Genre(s): VR, Action, Stealth, FPS, Multiplayer
Platform(s): Quest 2
Players: 1-2
Language: Voice: English, UI/Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
Release Date: Nov 2022
Price: $29.99

After establishing themselves as a pioneer in the Stealth Action genre, developer Digital Lode and publisher Tripwire Presents return with Espire 2; the highly anticipated sequel to 2019’s
top-selling title Espire 1: VR Operative. Set in 2036, Espire 2’s single player campaign sees players step back into the shoes of the Espire Operative, newly codenamed Poe. After awakening from a seven-year coma, Poe again becomes the centerpiece of the Espire project. With the help of two bleeding-edge espionage droids, they embark on a mission to eliminate a global threat imposed by the deadly terrorist group, OPHIS.

The multiplayer co-op campaign takes place 2 years prior. Two new Espire operatives must return to Espire 1’s Pleione Base – now entirely mothballed – to follow a trail of intel that kicks off the events of Espire 2.


#6 – Moss: Book II

Developed by: Polyarc
Publisher: Polyarc
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Puzzle
Platform(s): Quest 2
Players: 1
Language: UI/Voice: English, German, French / Captions: English, German, French, Japanese,  Korean, Italian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Spanish (Latin American (Mexico), Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Swedish
Release Date: Summer 2022
Price: TBD ($39.99 on PSVR)

Moss: Book II is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game tailor-made for the VR platform.  This second installment of the Moss franchise builds upon the story set forth in the platinum selling Moss, which still ranks as one of the top-rated VR games of all time.

Quill is back—and she’s being hunted. Those who seek to unmake this world are desperate for  the Glass she holds, and they’ll stop at nothing to claw it from her grasp. But the young hero has a plan of her own, one that could finally end the merciless rule of the  Arcane and restore peace to Moss once more. To stand a chance, Quill will need a true partner  by her side—and we hope that partner is you. With her, you’ll venture deep inside the hexed  castle of the Arcane where dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire  and steel await.



Developed by: CharacterBank
Publisher: CharacterBank, Mastiff LLC
Genres: VR, RPG, Fantasy, Action, First-Person
Platforms: Oculus, Steam
Players: One-Player
Languages: Japanese (Voice and Text), English (Text)
Release Date: Later this year
Price: TBD

In RUINSMAGUS, you will take on the role of a novice magician recruited to investigate the underground ruins beneath the lush and lively town of Grand Amnis. While deeply shrouded in  mystery, it is widely known that the town’s prosperity relies on artifacts hidden deep within the ruins, protected by powerful and fearless Guardians. Faced with a daunting challenge, our brave explorers must heed the call and answer the question haunting every one of their fellow  citizens: What mysteries and dangers lurk beneath the gilded streets and alleys of Grand Amnis? As a member of the renowned RUINSMAGUS Guild, you’ll grow from a novice wizard into an all-powerful, spell-wielding Magus across 26 narrative-driven Quests.   Unravel the secrets of a lost age. Become the hero of Grand Amnis!


#8 – Cities VR

Developed by: Fast Travel Games
Publisher: Fast Travel Games
Genre(s): City Builder/Management Simulator
Platform(s): Meta Quest 2
Players: 1
Language: English, German, French, LATAM Spanish, Korean, Japanese
Release Date: April 28, 2022
Price: $29.99/€29.99/£22.99

Be the mayor in Cities: VR, the ultimate VR city-building and management simulator. Design neighborhoods, construct buildings, direct the flow of traffic – all while you handle economics, emergency services, and more. Step inside this VR adaptation of the leading city-builder, Cities: Skylines.


#9 – Resident Evil 4, The Mercenaries DLC

Developed by: Armature Studio
Publisher: Oculus Studios
IP Owner: Capcom
Genre(s): Action, Horror
Platform: Quest 2 exclusive
Players: Single user
Language: English, French (France), German, Japanese, Spanish (Mexico)
Release Date: October 21, 2021
Price: Free update to owners of Resident Evil 4 (original game $39.99)

Resident Evil 4 gets some free DLC in ‘The Mercenaries’, which has been entirely rebuilt for VR by Armature Studio, in partnership with Oculus Studios and Capcom. Your goal is the same as ever: Take out as many Ganados as possible before time expires. The VR version features exclusive online leaderboards though, plus 20 new Challenges to test your skills against. Completing challenges also lets you unlock some madefor-VR treats, including a Big Head Mode, a black-and-white Classic Horror Mode, and fancy Golden Gun skins for all your favorite weapons. And you can even bring these unlocks back into the main Resident Evil 4 campaign.


#10 – Beat Saber x Electronic Mixtape

Developed by: Beat Games
Publisher: Oculus Studios
Genre: Music, Casual
Platforms: Quest platforms, Rift, PSVR, Steam
Players: Single User, Multiplayer
Languages: English, French (France), German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Peru), Spanish (Puerto Rico), Spanish (Venezuela)
Release Date: TBD
Price: Music pack $12.99 (individual titles $1.99 each). The Beat Saber base game is $39.99.

Beat Saber continues to bring fresh music packs to its growing community, now with a new Mixtape with 10 iconic electronic hits, accompanied by a new in-game environment. From the energy and danceability, to the unconventionality of sound, this Mixtape gives electronic music fans a new way to experience the genre. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats (represented by small blocks) as they are coming at you. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and the direction you need to match. All the music is composed to perfectly fit the handmade level.   Each cut is strongly supported by great sound and visual effects to emphasize the rhythm.

Track List
● Rudimental, “Waiting All Night” (feat. Ella Eyre)
● Pendulum, “Witchcraft”
● Madeon, “Icarus”
● Deadmau5, “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” (feat. Rob Swire)
● Marshmello, “Alone”
● Zedd, “Stay the Night” (feat. Hayley Williams)
● Darude, “Sandstorm”
● Fatboy Slim, “The Rockafeller Skank”
● Bomfunk MC, “Freestyler”
● Martin Garrix, “Animals”


#11 – Bonelab

Developed by: Stress Level Zero
Publisher: Stress Level Zero
Genre(s): Action-Adventure
Platform(s): PCVR, Quest 2
Players: Single
Language​: English
Release Date: 2022
Price: TBD

Bonelab is an Action Adventure Physics Game featuring two years of improvement upon the Boneworks physical interaction engine, Marrow. In Stress Level Zero’s most ambitious project yet, players will fight, climb, jump, and even alter their form to discover the truth about their reality.


#12 – Ghostbusters VR

Developed by: nDreams
Publisher: nDreams
Genre(s): Multiplayer co-op, Adventure
Platform(s): PCVR, Quest 2
Players: 1 to 4
Language​: English
Release Date: 2022
Price: TBD

Track, blast, and trap ghosts in gripping encounters by wielding iconic equipment. Go it alone, or as a team with up to three friends in co-op, in an extensive and engrossing campaign. Continue the Ghostbusters’ legacy, protect the city from fiendish ghosts, and experience all the humor and frights from the beloved franchise.


That was all the games announced but of course, there will be plenty more to come in the next few months so stay tuned for all the latest reviews for upcoming games and experiences across all the headsets.

I absolutely love VR and look forward to every single game being released. I've been in love with games as long as I can remember and plan on playing them until I die!

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