Respawn’s upcoming VR game will be announced next month. Not too much is known about the game, though Respawn has been adamant that it is not the “premium” Titanfall experience that it’s also been working on.
In a blog post, the Oculus team announced Respawn’s new VR game would be revealed at this year’s Oculus Connect, which is scheduled for September 25-26. The game is described as a “triple-A first-person combat title made in partnership with Oculus Studios.” A hands-on demo will be available at Oculus Connect.
Respawn has a proven track record with first-person action games, being the developer behind Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and Apex Legends. However, this unannounced title is the studio’s first foray into VR. Respawn hasn’t said whether this VR game is a spin-off of the Titanfall franchise, like Apex Legends, or a brand-new story for the studio.
Alongside this VR game, Respawn is currently creating a limited-time event for Apex Legends: Season 2, beginning work on Apex Legends: Season 3, and finishing up on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order–all of which are scheduled for this year. Fallen Order stands to be the developer’s biggest project of the year, delivering a Metroid Prime-inspired Star Wars experience that also utilizes a similar combat system to From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Speaking of Star Wars, ILMxLAB will also be at Oculus Connect 2019 to talk about Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. The first episode of the Oculus Quest exclusive VR experience was received very well by fans and critics alike, containing fun lightsaber mechanics and a never-before-seen canonical story about Darth Vader’s quest to bring Padme back to life. Episode 2 will allow users to use the Force.