If you want to know what new VR games you’ll be able to play on your Meta Quest or Quest 2, come and read our guide on upcoming Meta Quest games below! We are live updating our list as new games get their official release dates so that you know everything new for 2023.
Some of the upcoming games for the Meta Quest I am most excited for are PathCraft, We Are One, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Survival Nation.
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When Are New Oculus Quest Games Released?
All upcoming Oculus Quest games are released on Thursdays at approximately 1pm EST in the official Oculus Store. Oculus also lists some of the upcoming games in advance so that you know whats coming.
Other than the official Oculus store, new games are also regularly released on SideQuest. SideQuest doesn’t have any set release date or times. We keep a list of the best SideQuest VR games for you to check out.
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Upcoming Meta Quest Games
The following games have been announced as coming out for Quest 2 in 2023:
- Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom
- Gods of Gravity
- Primal Hunt
- We Are One
- Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game
- Drop Dead: The Cabin
- Guardians Frontline
- The Signifier
- Everslaught Invasion
- Stride Fates
- Survival Nation
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Propagation: Paradise Hotel
Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom
This upcoming virtual reality game is inspired by the hit Netflix series that stars Cillian Murphy as the main gang leader named Tommy Shelby. The VR game uses the show’s main actors to voice the in-game characters, which helps add to the game’s realism.
You run through a story mode as a gangster in the 1920s, choosing your own path. The gameplay looks realistic, and the story mode promises to keep you hooked for hours.
The release date of Peaky Blinders is in April 2023.
Gods of Gravity
Gods of Gravity is one of the few VR RTS (real-time strategy) coming out in 2023. If you are interested in strategy and simulation games in virtual reality, you should check it out.
This game takes place in space, where you hoard through different galactic resources and try to build a fleet of ships to assault your enemies. The last God standing after everything wins.
This game has a single-player story mode and a 2-8 player online multiplayer, including a ranked mode.
The release date of Gods of Gravity is set for the Quest 2 in January 2023.
Primal Hunt is an adventure game based in prehistoric times, where you find yourself coming face-to-face with every kind of dinosaur known to man. You are armed with an arsenal of high-tech weapons, and your number one job is to survive. As you progress through the game, defeating different dinosaurs, they become more dangerous.
There are 26 total dinosaurs in the game across 2 Biomes and 10 unique maps, which will keep you busy for around 15 to 20 hours hour of gameplay.
The release date of Primal Hunt is in early January 2023.
PathCraft is a clever VR puzzle solving game that allows you to tease your brain as you progress through the colorful world of PathCraft. The concept is simple where you play with blocks to complete increasingly more complex puzzles.
Over 80 puzzles throughout the game get harder and harder to master as you progress. PathCraft also has a level editor which allows you to design and share your levels online for others to try and complete. This game is fun and an excellent way to use your brain.
PathCraft is set to release sometime in January 2023.
We Are One
In We Are One, the player can clone themselves to complete multiple tasks. The game is a puzzle shooter where you solve different puzzles by playing with time loops of clones of yourself. You can cooperate with your clones and experience different levels as you go.
This game is great for VR beginners, and the comic-style environment provides a unique perspective. This game is excellent to pick up and play with no prep needed and it works well with virtual reality controls and mechanics.
We Are One currently has a demo available on the Quest 2, and the entire game has a release date in February 2023.
Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game
In Ghost Signal, players will be able to explore the universe using their actual hands. You start as the captain of a spaceship and move around the galaxy. You can grab items, trade with aliens, discover new planets, and more.
The story in this game looks great, and the controls are entirely based on hand tracking on the Quest. There are different journeys to take, so each experience feels different. You must defend your home world from your enemies.
The release date of Ghost Signal is in early 2023.
Drop Dead: The Cabin
If you imagine a cross between Stranger Things and The Walking Dead, you know what Drop Dead is. This game is a wave-based shooter where two players are in a cabin and must survive as long as possible.
Futuristic zombies will come at you, and it is your job to stop them. Zombies don’t just try and attack you, they will also attempt to sabotage your escape by damaging things you need to keep running.
You can use the environment around you to your advantage as well. This game looks like a lot of fun!
The release date of Drop Dead: The Cabin is in early 2023.
Guardians Frontline is a tower-defense game that is fun to play with friends online. In this game, you defend your base against a horde of aliens. You will have the choice of being a soldier or commander, and you must build your army to help you hunt. Your friends can play with you.
This game includes a single-player mode and a four-player coop mode and supports up to 8 players. It will have various maps and an in-game level editor, allowing you to build your own maps to play on and share with others.
The beta for this game has been out for a while and has been working through some kinks. The whole game to be released sometime in early 2023.
The Signifier is based on the hit mystery adventure PC game. This virtual reality adaptation puts you right into the dreams and memories of the dead using the Dreamwalker machine. In this game, you must investigate the murder of the Vice President of the world’s largest tech company.
Using the secrets and information you gather along the way, you must determine who is responsible for the murder. However, there are many hurdles to climb and many people who don’t want you to figure it out.
The Signifier is set to release sometime in early 2023.
Everslaught Invasion is the Quest port of the popular PC VR game, Everslaught. This game can be played in a single-player but also has a coop mode where you can play with friends.
Everslaught is a fast-paced combat game where players take on hordes of different animals and monsters. You will hack, dash, jump, cliff dive, and more as you try and stay alive.
You choose from one of three classes and level your way up throughout the game. You can also gather loot as you explore and find new weapons and skill upgrades to help you down the line.
Everslaught Invasion is set to release sometime in early 2023.
Stride Fates is a sequel to the popular parkour-type game that now gets a full story mode. It is reminiscent of the game Mirror’s Edge, which came out years ago. In this game, you must run, jump, slide, grapple and shoot your way to victory among the city rooftops.
The graphics in this game are fantastic, and the story mode is sure to intrigue. There will be about 5+ hours of gameplay in the story mode, which is a lot for a single player. The original Stride is available on the Quest, and this new Fates version is the story mode add-on.
The release date of Stride Fates is sometime in 2023.
Survival Nation is another VR game where you are stuck scavenging for whatever you can find left in the world when a horde of zombies shows up. You must brave the conditions of the world as you explore and find items that can help you survive as long as possible.
These zombie-type VR games are some of my favorite VR games, as they are action-packed and provide a lot of suspense. There is plenty of replay value, and you will surely get lost in the story mode.
Survival Nation is coming to the Meta Quest platform sometime in 2023.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Release Date: TBD
Next on our list of the upcoming Oculus Quest Games is the Rockstar-developed GTA: San Andreas VR. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most iconic open-world games of all time, is coming to the Oculus Quest. The surprise announcement was made during the Facebook Connect 8 keynote speech by Mark Zuckerberg.
In the game you control CJ, a gang member looking to make it out of the streets of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles in real life. As the story progresses, you travel through cities based on Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada as well.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the highest selling games of all time.
Check out our complete guide on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas VR.
Propagation: Paradise Hotel
Release date: Q4 2022
Last on our list of the upcoming Meta Quest games in 2023 is Propagation: Paradise Hotel. It is an intense VR survival horror adventure with phenomenal storytelling. The game was developed by WanadevStudio after an overwhelming response to the original Propagation VR short experience released on Steam in 2020.
The plot of the game is as follows: you were working at the lush Paradise Hotel when the apocalypse struck. People went into a frenzy and started assaulting each other, while you’ve been hiding inside the hotel for weeks. You must go through everything that comes your way to survive the nightmare.
The objective of the game is to find your way out of the Paradise Hotel alive while exploring dark environments and making terrifying encounters.
Some of the key features of the game include the following:
- Immersive story with extreme emotions
- Explore the vast expanse of the apocalypse struck Paradise Hotel
- Realistic weapon handling, environment searching, self-healing, and puzzles
- Excellent graphic and sound quality for immersive horror
- Terrifying encounters with zombies, mutants, and more adrenaline pumping characters
Other Games Coming to the Quest 2 in 2023
Here are some other games coming out in 2023 that I am excited about!
- Call of the Sea VR
- Divine Duel
- Ancient Board Games
- Per Aspera VR
- Red Flowers
- Colossal Cave
What are your favorite games for the Quest? Do you know any other upcoming Oculus Quest games? We would love to see Assetto Corsa VR or Tabletop Simulator come next!
Comment below and let us know.