Compound Is Getting A Quest 2 Version, Too

Not only is excellent VR shooter, Compound, getting a full PC VR release soon – it’s coming to Quest 2, too.

Developer Bevan McKechnie confirmed as much to UploadVR following the reveal of last week’s news that the full version of the game was nearing release on Steam. Currently there’s no official timeline for when this version will be fully revealed and released, but stay tuned.

Compound Confirmed For Quest

The 1.0 release of Compound will round out the randomized, retro-influenced shooter with overhauled reloading, a new weapon and plenty of other additions.

The game is inspired by early shooter hits like Wolfenstein 3D. We’ve been keeping our eye on this one for some time thanks to the hugely enjoyable early builds that demonstrated smart VR combat and immersive design. “This is a VR shooter with a rejuvenating sense of direction and an understanding of how to keep players rooted in the action,” we said in a 2018 (!) preview. “Compound may be a nostalgia-fueled love letter, but it’s got a lot to learn from.”

We’ll make sure to have a full review when the game leaves early access later this year.

Will you be picking up Compound on Quest 2? Let us know in the comments below!

Satirical VR Shooter, The American Dream, Hits Quest Next Week

Satirical VR shooter, The American Dream, arrives on Quest next week.

Developer Samurai Punk will bring the game — which first launched on PC VR and PSVR back in 2018 — to the standalone headset on June 30. It will cost $14.99. Check out a trailer for the Quest version below.

The American Dream Quest Version Revealed

The American Dream pictures a reality in which America uses guns as tools for daily tasks. You’ll go through several scenarios like opening beer cans, playing catch and flipping burgers with the aid for firearms. The game is intended to be a satirical take on American gun culture.

We first reviewed the game in 2018, praising its unique premise though adding that it suffered from some pacing issues.

“Using VR’s unique potential to tell powerful and insightful stories with stark, reflective criticism is on display in ways we haven’t seen before,” we said. “The humor won’t land for everyone and the message will likely get misinterpreted or lost by some, but The American Dream raises questions that are absolutely worth discussing regardless of your stance on gun laws. This VR experience, despite the quirky visual style, is not for the faint of heart.”

Will you be picking up The American Dream on Quest? Let us know in the comments below!

30+ VR Games Still To Come In 2022: Quest 2, PC VR & PSVR

It’s been a pretty decent year for VR so far, but there’s still a huge number of games releasing for Quest, PC VR and PSVR in the second half of 2022.

We’ve compiled a list of every confirmed title below — while some have confirmed release dates or months, there’s quite a few games without a specific date yet. Some just have a season or vague release window, but many others are just scheduled for 2022 without any other specifics.

At the very end, there’s a few games we know are in development, but without any indication of release window. Even if unlikely, a lot of these titles could hypothetically be a surprise release before the end of the year — fingers crossed.

2022 VR Games

Kayak VR: Mirage (June 28) – PC VR

A visually arresting take on kayaking in VR, this physics-driven experience lets you take part in single-player exploration and races across several stunning environments.

Wands Alliances (June 30) – Quest 2

Cortopia Studios follows up on its multiplayer spell-battling game with a new title that features 3v3 matches. Pick your spells and jump into arenas to magical combat with a tactical twist.

Vail VR (Beta, July 1) – PC VR

Competitive VR shooter Vail will be going into beta in July after an extensive alpha testing period.

Moss: Book II (July 21) – Quest 2

While already available on PSVR, this follow-up platformer starring adventurous mouse Quill will come to Quest 2 towards the end of July.

The Twilight Zone VR (July 14) – Quest 2

The Twilight Zone VR will launch with three different tales (or ‘episodes’), each essentially a mini story, that span different genres and are handled by different writers, much like a serialized TV show. A PSVR version will release at a later date — no word on potential PC VR or PSVR 2 releases just yet thought. 

Nerf: Ultimate Championship (August 25) – Quest 2

Nerf: Ultimate Championship brings foam bullet action into VR as a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. You’ll be able to choose between different blasters and play across control point and arena modes, with some parkour mechanics thrown in for good measure. 

The Chewllers (Summer, Early Access) – Quest

This four-player co-op game will see you stand atop a tower, covering all angles as the horde or Chewllers approaches. Upgrade your weapons and repair your tower between waves to hold out as long as possible. The game will launch in early access for Quest this summer, with PC VR and PSVR releases planned later down the line.

Requisition VR (Early Access in September) – PC VR

Originally slated for a May launch, Requisition VR’s release window has been pushed as the developers relocate staff from Russia and Ukraine. The game is a survival VR zombie shooter, set to launch in early access on PC VR in September, PSVR in Q3-4 and potentially Quest 2 in the future.

NFL Pro Era (Fall) – Quest 2, PSVR

When it launches this fall, NFL Pro Era will be the first officially-licensed NFL VR game, available for Quest 2 and PSVR. It will include all 32 professional NFL teams and will let you embody the quarterback during gameplay.

Espire 2 (November) – Quest 2

This sequel will offer more sandbox stealth with some new features and mechanics, alongside a brand new second campaign designed for co-op multiplayer. It will release in November for Quest 2, but no confirmation for other platforms yet.

Among Us VR (Holiday) – Quest 2, PC VR

Among Us VR brings the viral multiplayer game into VR, where one player embodies the impostor and must murder the other members without arousing suspicion or being discovered. It’s coming to Quest 2 and PC VR during the 2022 holiday period, but there’s no specific date just yet. A PSVR 2 release has also been confirmed for when the headset launches — whenever that may be.

2022 VR Releases – Date TBC

Bonelab – Quest 2, PC VR

This highly anticipated follow-up to 2019’s Boneworks is the next title from Stress Level Zero, launching this year for Quest 2 and PC VR. Bonelab is an action-adventure physics game with a brand new story and “two years of innovation and interaction engine progress” from Boneworks. 

Red Matter 2  – Quest 2

Red Matter 2 will pick up right after the first game ended, taking you back to the mysterious planet plagued by horrific anomalies. You’re now on a rescue mission, searching for an old friend, with more environmental storytelling and puzzle solving. While it’s coming to Quest 2 this year, there’s no word on PSVR or PC VR releases just yet. 

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution – Quest 2, PC VR, PSVR

This Walking Dead follow-up game is set to release on all major headset platforms late this year, giving players a chance to step back into the world with a new map and weapons — including a gore-inducing chainsaw. A PSVR 2 release is also confirmed, but not until next year.

Gambit – Quest 2, PC VR

This co-op VR shooter will see you complete heist-style missions, shooting and looting with your friends through a 20+ hour campaign. It’s coming to Quest 2 and PC VR this year, but no confirmation of other platforms yet.

Killer Frequency – Quest 2

This will be the first VR title developed by Team 17, the acclaimed studio known for the Worms franchise. However, don’t expect a Worms-like game here– instead, this horror-comedy is set in the mid-US in the 1980’s, and casts players as a local radio host that must help the citizens of a small town avoid a mysterious masked killer.

Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom – Quest 2, PC VR

Based around the titular characters of Netflix fame, Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom is being developed by Doctor Who: Edge of Time studio Maze Theory and set for release later this year on Quest 2 and PC VR. It looks like a PSVR 2 release could be in the works too, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer for full confirmation it seems.

What the Bat

What the Bat is a VR follow-up to the flatscreen title What the Golf from Denmark-based studio Triband. You’ll have a bat in either hand, but you won’t be playing baseball — instead, you’ll do just about anything else. The game is coming to Quest 2 and PC VR later this year.

Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventure – Quest 2, PC VR

Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventure is an immersive pilot sim, where you’ll need to balance between ship combat and management while rocketing through space, coming late this year to Quest 2 and PC VR.

Propagation: Paradise Hotel – Quest 2

A sequel to Propagation VR, this single player horror sequel will see you fight in new encounters with all new mechanics. The game will release on “all major VR platforms” but Quest 2 is specifically confirmed for later this year.

Broken Edge – Quest 2, PC VR

This stylish multiplayer game will see two players go head-to-head in swordfighting combat. Developed by Trebuchet and published by Fast Travel Games, it’s coming to Quest 2 and PC VR later this year.

Hubris – PC VR

This stunning VR shooter is coming to PC VR later this year, with Quest and PSVR versions in the works as well.

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate – Quest 2

The latest game from Tokyo-based MyDearest will see you play as Hal Scion, who will use his ability to access people’s memories to investigate the murder of a futuristic city’s founder. It’s coming to Quest 2 this year, with no confirmation of other headsets yet. It will be an episodic release split in three parts, but the studio aims to have all episodes release by the end of the year. 

Paranormal Hunter

You’ll team up with up to four players in this ghost-hunting multiplayer title, set to release in early access for PC VR sometime this year.

Tea for God

After a long time available as a work in progress on Itch.io, Tea for God will properly launch for PC VR on Steam later this year. No news on whether the Quest version will see a similar full release anytime soon though, but keep an out.

Trial by Teng – PC VR

Solve puzzles and work off your ‘Karmic debt’ as you try to work your way out of hell in this satirical VR title, coming to PC VR headsets sometime this year.

Ultimechs – PC VR

Ultimechs is a pretty simple concept: it’s soccer, but instead of kicking the ball, you’re firing rockets at it from a giant mech. While the game is coming to “major VR platforms”, it’s only confirmed for release on PC VR later this year.

Ruinsmagus VR – PC VR, Quest 2

Play as a novice wizard to become a spell-wielding Magus through 26 narrative-drive quests with full Japanese voice acting. Originally set for a spring release, Ruinsmagus is coming to Quest and PC VR sometime this year.

Vertigo 2 – PC VR

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about upcoming VR FPS Vertigo 2, but it’s seemingly still scheduled for release sometime this year. Hopefully more news is on the way soon.

The Exorcist: Legion VR 2 – Quest 2

The Exorcist VR horror game is getting a sequel with support for cooperative multiplayer. It’s set to launch in late 2022 for Quest 2, but it’s also coming to PSVR 2 at some point post-headset launch as well.

Upcoming Games – No Confirmed Release Window

These games are ones we know about, but have absolutely no release date — not even a rough year window.

It’s hard to say whether most (if any) of these will launch this year, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, hence why we’ve included them.

Assassin’s Creed VR – Quest

Rumored to be titled Assassin’s Creed Nexus, we’ve not heard much about Ubisoft’s upcoming Quest title that will bring the famed franchise to VR for the first time. It could surprise launch later in the year, but we wouldn’t count on it.

Ghostbusters VR – Quest 2, PSVR 2

Ghostbusters VR was revealed at the Meta Gaming Showcase in April this year — a presentation that was prefaced with a message saying all games shown were set to launch within a year.

At the earliest, that means a launch sometime this year, but at the latest, it means a launch by April 2023 . However, it’s still possible the game gets delayed past that — we’ll just have to wait and see.

Horizon: Call of the Mountain – PSVR 2

While not a confirmed PSVR 2 launch title, Call of the Mountain’s release date obviously hinges on when PSVR 2 itself will release. And yes, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that PSVR 2 will launch in 2022 — 2023 seems much more likely now.

But hypothetically, Call of the Mountain could be a PSVR 2 launch title if the headset released this year. Don’t hold your breath though.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Quest 2

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Oculus Quest 2

Since it was announced last October, we’ve heard nothing about GTA: San Andreas on Quest. There’s a slim chance it launches later this year. Fingers crossed?

HeliSquad: Covert Operations – PC VR, Quest 2, Pico Neo Link 3

Only recently revealed, there’s no release window for this helicopter game coming from Warplanes studio Home Next Games.

Onward 2

downpour onward quest review header

While Mark Zuckerberg seemingly confirmed Onward 2 is in development, we’ve heard nothing since and there’s been no official announcement yet either. There’s a chance it could be announced and launched later this year, perhaps at Connect, but it’s hard to gauge how far development is.

Splinter Cell VR – Quest

Splinter Cell VRAll we know about this game is that it’s part of the Splinter Cell series and it’s coming to Quest — nothing else. It’s hard to see this releasing in 2022, given Assassin’s Creed seems likely to come first, but with so little information, it’s hard to know either way.

Resident Evil 8 VR & Other PSVR 2 Titles

As we covered above, it’s unclear when the PSVR 2 headset is launching. While a 2022 window is increasingly unlikely, Sony has yet to comment properly on the exact release.

If PSVR 2 were to release before the end of this year, then maybe we could expect Resident Evil 8’s VR support and some other titles to launch with it.


What games are you looking forward to most through the end of 2022? Let us know in the comments.

Quest Summer Sale Offers Up To 40% Off Select Titles

The Meta Quest Summer Sale has begun, offering discounted bundles of games and sale prices for popular individual titles as well.

As usual, there are a couple of bundled packs that give you a discount off multiple games (and will usually adjust the discount to exclude any games you might already own too).

The Sports Starter Park offers a 33% discount three games — Golf+, The Thrill of the Fight and Eleven Table Tennis, bringing the total price down to $36 from $54. Then there’s the Battle It Out pack, offer 28% off Superhot, Gorn and The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners, them down to $56 from $78.

The Multiplayer Favorites pack gives you 9% off A Township Tale, Demeo and Walkabout Mini Golf, down to $35 from $38.50. As is tradition now, there’s also a Vader Immortal pack that gives you all three episodes for $21 — down 29% from $30.

There are also discounts on individual games, ranging from 20% off up to 40%. Here are some of the highlights:

– Unplugged for $14.99, down 40% from $24.99

– Myst for $17.99, down 40% from $29.99

– Ragnarock for $14.99, down 40% from $24.99

– Virtuoso for $14.99, down 25% from $19.99

– Ultrawings 2 for $17.99, down 28% from $24.99

– Jurassic World Aftermath Part One for $17.99, down 28% from $24.99

– Jurassic World Aftermath Part Two for $10.99, down 26% from $14.99

– Stride for $10.99, down 26% from $14.99

– A Township Tale for $6.99, down 30% from $9.99

– After the Fall for $27.99, down 30% from $27.99

– Demeo for $20.99, down 30% from $29.99

– Walkabout Mini Golf for $10.49, down 30% from 14.99

– Eleven Table Tennis for $13.99, down 30% from $19.99

You can view the full list of discounts here, with the sale running for a week, until June 26. There’s also a new daily deal every day, available for just 24 hours, which you’ll have to check back for each day.

It’s not the only VR sale coming up this week either, the Steam Summer Sale begins in just two days. We hope to see some decent deals there as well — stay tuned.

Dark Souls VR Mod Coming From Elden Ring VR Dev

A Dark Souls VR mod is the next project from developer Luke Ross.

The mod was first revealed in a video from VR YouTuber, Beardo Benjo, which you can see below. Like Ross’ past R.E.A.L. VR mods — which include GTAV, Cyberpunk, Red Dead 2 and more — it allows you to play the game on PC in first-person with a VR headset and a gamepad.

Dark Souls VR Mod Gameplay

In the video we can see the From Software classic being played from the new perspective, exploring an early segment of the game. Combat still works as it does in the core game, with attack and defense animations playing out in front of you.

Fittingly, Ross’ last mod was for Dark Souls follow-up and RPG epic, Elden Ring. We thought it offered a really amazing way to take in the game’s world and the options included helped with comfort. Check out some of our own gameplay for the mod below.

If you want access to the mod when it’s released then you’ll need to subscribe to Ross’ Patreon campaign. Doing so will give access to all of the developer’s other VR mods. No release date for this one yet, but expect it to be pretty soon.

We’ve included Ross’ past work in our list of the best VR mods. If you’re looking for more great VR mods then you should definitely check out Praydog’s incredible work bringing games in the Resident Evil series to VR, too.

Will you be checking out the Dark Souls VR mod? Let us know in the comments below!

Competitive VR FPS Alvo Coming To PSVR 2

Competitive VR shooter Alvo will be released on Sony’s new PSVR 2 headset.

Developer Mardonpol recently confirmed as much to UploadVR. There’s currently no date for the new version of the game but, then again, PSVR 2 itself currently doesn’t have a release date. We also don’t know if the game will be a free upgrade for those that already own it on the original PSVR.

Alvo Coming To PSVR 2

Alvo is a multiplayer shooter that focuses on modern combat across a range of maps. It first released on the original PSVR headset in early 2021 before coming to Quest 2 this March. Post-launch, Mardonpol has supported the game with new maps and content, including the recent edition of a co-op zombie mode.

When we first reviewed Alvo back in 2021 we said the game was surprisingly rewarding despite a lean launch. “If you’re a fan of multiplayer shooters, there’s no doubt you’re going to have a solid time with Alvo,” we said. “It’s seriously great fun thanks to lighthearted, arcade-like mechanics and a low learning curve that’s instantly accessible to anyone who’s played a shooter before.”

Alvo joins a steadily-growing list of confirmed PSVR 2 games including Resident Evil 8 and Horizon Call of the Mountain alongside other indie efforts like Firmament and Among Us VR. It also won’t be the only competitive shooter coming to the platform – Pavlov is planned for the headset, too. You can keep up with every game announced for PSVR 2 right here.

Currently, rumors and reports suggest PSVR 2 may launch in early 2023. Even if that’s the case, we’re hoping to hear more release details from Sony later this year.

Will you be playing Alvo on PSVR 2? Let us know in the comments below!

Half-Life: Alyx Levitation – Here’s 7+ Minutes Of Impressive Mod Gameplay

Half-Life: Alyx’s upcoming fan campaign, Levitation, continues to look hugely promising in this new gameplay video.

Over seven minutes of footage from the mod from developers FMPONE and Corey Laddo debuted at the PC Gamer Show this weekend.

Half-Life: Alyx Levitation Gameplay

The footage shows newly-designed environments that allow for more of Alyx’s seminal gameplay. So expect the same enemy types and encounters but with fresh angles. Towards the end of the demo, things move outside in a hugely impressive construction yard sequence that has some callbacks to some of the climactic moments of the main game.

Levitation was first announced in April, promising a four to five hour campaign that will release in Q3 of this year as a free mod for people that own the original game. In the experience you’ll pick up with a new story that sees Alyx investigating a mysterious levitating structure. Whilst not an official expansion by any means, it looks to be proof that Alyx modders are really getting to grips with Valve’s set of tools.

Need more Alyx mods? You’ll want to check out Return To Rapture, a fantastic two-part campaign that combines the world of Half-Life with the BioShock universe. There’s also Gunman Contracts, which turns the game into a John Wick-style shooter. And also be sure to check out our list of the best Alyx mods.

No specific release date for this mod just yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Are you going to check out Half-Life: Alyx Levitation when it releases? Let us know in the comments below!

Multiplayer VR Shooter Vail Gets Beta In July

Long in development VR shooter, Vail VR, gets a beta in July.

The beta will go live on July 1, as confirmed during last week’s Upload VR Showcase. You can request access now by heading over to the game’s Steam page. Check out the trailer below.

Vail Beta Release Date Revealed

Vail is a competitive VR shooter that takes its cues from games like Counter-Strike. Two teams go head-to-head in tactical battles with a focus on using motion controls for aiming and reloading. We first tried the game out in 2021 and found a lot of promise in its tight maps and weapon handling, though it will have its work cut out for it if it’s going to make a dent in the competitive shooter scene.

Currently it’s not confirmed exactly what content will feature in the beta, though we’re likely to see all of the additions made during the game’s extensive alpha testing phase. It’s also not clearly exactly how long developer AEXLAB plans to run the beta, nor when we can expect a full release once it’s finished.

Over on Twitter, the developer confirmed that the beta will live around the clock as it’s running (the current alpha is only available on Fridays and Saturdays). You can see what’s currently on offer in the game’s armory social hub in the tweet above. Currently the game’s only set to release on PC, but we’ll keep an eye out for future Quest or PSVR 2 announcements.

Are you going to be checking out the Vail beta? Let us know in the comments below!

Compound: Ace VR Shooter To Finally See 1.0 Release Soon

One of our favorite VR shooters, Compound, will see a full release very soon.

Developer Bevan McKechnie of notdeadgames confirmed as much in a recent post on the game’s Steam page. In the update, McKechnie noted that the game’s next release would be “by far” its biggest launch yet and would finally move the game out of early access, where it’s been since first launching in 2018. No specific date yet but the developer said the update was “very close to being ready for release”.

Compound 1.0 Approaches

So what’s new in this version of the retro shooter? For starters, players will be able to unlock an overpowered minigun should they finish the game to 100% completion. There will also be three full endings for players to obtain by beating the final boss.

Perhaps most interestingly, the developer is overhauling weapon handling. You’ll be able to let go of two-handed weapons with your primary hand to reload, for example, or grab a sidearm to quickly take care of nearby enemies. The game’s rendering system will also see an overhaul to “provide a much higher perceived resolution and crisper textures at absolutely no extra cost to performance.”

Finally, there’s Steam achievements and a new visual tutorial system making it easier to get to grips with the game.

I loved Compound when I first tried it back in 2018. “I’ve found more to appreciate here than in entire campaigns,” I said in a preview. “This is a VR shooter with a rejuvenating sense of direction and an understanding of how to keep players rooted in the action. Compound may be a nostalgia-fueled love letter, but it’s got a lot to learn from.”

We have high hopes for the full release, then, whenever that may be. No word yet on the potential of a Quest 2 or PSVR 2 release but hopefully getting the full version out the door puts those possibilities back on the table.

No, Meta Didn’t Just Leak Asgard’s Wrath For Quest 2

A set of assets released to demonstrate new changes in Quest 2’s v41 update featured Rift-exclusive Asgard’s Wrath in a Quest store mock-up.

Sadly, a mock-up was all it was.

Quest’s v41 update includes some important new features, such as the introduction of Horizon Home. But it also updates some of the headset’s parental supervision tools. One such feature allows users to invite parents to approve and deny use of certain apps. The graphic for this shows one user clearly trying to buy Asgard’s Wrath on a mock-up of the Quest 2 store interface.

Asgard's Wrath Quest

Another shows how this system works with a parent’s smartphone which, again, shows Asgard’s Wrath on the Oculus Mobile app (though, in fairness, it’s already there under the Rift section). The assets also showed a 4.5 star rating for the game which would be hard to achieve considering it hasn’t actually been released, and lists ‘Add-On Content’, which Asgard’s Wrath doesn’t actually feature.

Asgard's Wrath Quest 2

We reached out to Meta to ask if this graphic confirms that Asgard’s Wrath is in fact coming to Quest 2. Unforuntely it’s not to be; the company clarified this was purely a mock-up and Asgard’s Wrath was just a placeholder. The game isn’t coming to Quest 2 (at least as far as we know).

It’s a strange mistake to feature a non-Quest 2 game in an asset like this. Asgard’s Wrath originally released in late 2019 as a Rift exclusive title and answered the call for a deep, lengthy VR adventure. Since its release Meta acquired Sanzaru itself, but there’s been no word on a possible sequel or spin-off. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a proper follow-up at some point in the future, though.