A member of prominent VR modding team, Team Beef, announced their new side project: a Quest port of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. However, unlike other Team Beef ports, this game isn’t a classic — at least not yet.
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is upcoming PC game available in Early Access on Steam from 3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and publishers of other titles like the recent Ghostrunner. It’s described as a “hard-core first person shooter” and is scheduled for a full release in the summer.
Traditionally, Team Beef has tackled Oculus Quest ports of classic games with open source engines, such as Doom 3, Quake 2 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. As Dr Beef said in our recent interview, the limiting factor on porting more modern games is a dependency on the software being open source, which doesn’t apply to almost any recent releases. So how and why has Team Beef taken on a game scheduled for release later this year as its next Quest port project?
The answer is simple but a bit strange — Wrath: Aeon of Ruin is heavily inspired by the Quake franchise and is being built by veterans of the series on an old Quake engine. Because it’s an old, open-source engine being used to build a new game, that opens the door up to porting the engine over to Quest as well, just like with the other Dr Beef releases.
Simon “DrBeef” Brown himself isn’t working on this port — it’s a side project carried out by BaggyG, a member of Team Beef. There’s no current set release date except for “ready when ready …. sometime in 2021.”
The announcement came with 9 minutes of footage of the Quest port, which you can view over on Reddit or below.
This is the new side project of Team Beef: Wrath Aeon of Ruin (2021)! An Uncompromised and relentlessly fast paced boomer shooter made by Quake veterans! As if Quake and Doom 2016 had a pixel baby! I love it already. 8 Minutes of Quest 2 gameplay. from r/OculusQuest
For more information on Team Beef and its Quest ports of classic PC games, check out our recent interview with DrBeef himself.