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VRChat Confirms Spring Launch Plans For Oculus Quest

VRChat Confirms Spring Launch Plans For Oculus Quest

A number of VR studios planning Oculus Quest titles confirmed development for the standalone VR console today. Among them — VRChat announced plans to come to Oculus Quest in Spring 2019.

VRChat is a social networking service that started in VR but extended to flat screens for periods of explosive growth. We’ve reached out to VRChat representatives to understand the nature of the Oculus Quest integration. Some of the worlds people can visit in the title can be pretty resource-intensive, even for a VR-ready PC, so we will be curious to see how the company is able to extend its community to Quest.

Rec Room also announced plans for a Quest version and we’ve confirmed cross-play support is planned for that game. Last week, we played Beat Saber on Oculus Quest and enjoyed it considerably. Along with other high-selling VR games like Job Simulator and I Expect You To Die, Facebook appears to have arranged quite the lineup of titles for Oculus Quest in 2019.

Oculus Quest launches this spring for around $400 and 64 GB of storage. It features two hand controllers, is completely wireless and doesn’t need a PC or phone to operate. Another version with 128 GB of storage will sell for $500. Facebook is taking a more curated approach to allowing content onto Quest than we’ve seen with its PC-based Rift. The company, however, promised more than 50 titles for the launch of the headset with more planned throughout the year.

Stay tuned as we gather more updates about VRChat and Oculus Quest in 2019.

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