GDC 2019: Dead and Buried 2 Coming To Oculus Quest And Rift S

by Jamie Feltham • March 20th, 2019

Oculus’ showcase VR shooter, Dead and Buried, is getting a sequel. Dead and Buried 2 is coming soon.

The game was announced at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week. As with the first, it’s a western-themed multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS). Players brawl through saloons and streets in pursuit of becoming the fastest gun in VR. Crucially, though, the sequel allows full freedom of movement through virtual environments. The original had players rooted to specific places on a map.

Here are five minutes of the game being played on Oculus Rift. It looks pretty frantic, with inventive weaponry and dual-wielding action. At one point you can see a logo for the ‘Oculus Strike Team’ developer too. Like the first, Dead and Buried 2 is largely developed by a small internal team at Oculus. The original game did get a helping hand from Chronos and From Other Suns developer, Gunfire Games, though it’s not clear if that’s the case here too.

We’ve also got a few GIFs of the game in action (on Quest) below.

We should have more details on the game for you later this week. Though unconfirmed, this certainly seems like a good place to demonstrate the cross-buy and cross-play features between Rift S and Quest. The former means that anyone that buys a compatible game on one headset will get it on the other headset too. Cross-play, meanwhile, means Rift S and Quest players can play together in compatible multiplayer titles.

We’re expecting the game to be a launch title for Quest but, again, that’s unconfirmed.

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