Today during the UploadVR Summer Showcase 2020 Downpour Interactive founder and Onward creator Dante Buckley revealed today that the first-ever gameplay footage for Onward running on Oculus Quest will debut later this month, in June.
Onward is one of the most popular VR games on the market and remains to be one of the most realistic and accurate simulations of military combat we’ve seen thus far. Inspired by the likes of Ghost Recon and ARMA, Buckley dropped out of college and released Onward on his own during the original launch year for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Since then his solo studio has grown into a talented team.
We still haven’t seen a single screenshot, teaser video, or any gameplay footage of what Onward actually looks or plays like on the Oculus Quest, but we have high hopes. The developers at Downpour put in work to update the game for inside-out tracking and all of that optimization should carry over to the Quest version as well.
Worth emphasizing is that Onward for Oculus Quest will not only be the full game as it exists on PC VR today, but it is expected to included cross-play and mod support too.
As Buckley himself phrased it in the video above, the studio will be “unveiling gameplay and news on the port at the end of this month.” That likely means a release date timeframe is coming soon as well. We unfortunately do not have more to announce regarding Onward for Oculus Quest just yet, but hopefully that changes soon.
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