what you need to know
- The Meta Quest Gaming Showcase kicks off at 9:45am PT on June 1, 2023 with a preview show and game announcements, followed by the 40-minute main show at 10am PT.
- We expect lots of new games for Quest 2 and Quest Pro, including big name reveals.
- There’s a chance we’ll get our first look at Meta Quest 3 during the show.
It’s June, which means it’s time for lots of new game announcements! The Meta Quest Showcase is kicking off this year in lieu of the cancellation of the historic E3 show and we’re expecting big game announcements for Meta Quest 2, Quest Pro, and maybe even Quest 3.
The show officially begins on Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 am PT, but it would be wise to tune in to the pre-show, which begins at 9:45 am PT. Meta hosts it on many platforms, including the YouTube video below, but you can also watch it on Twitch, Facebook Live, and even in VR via Horizon Worlds.
This is Meta’s third annual gaming showcase and Meta says there will be a jam-packed 40 minutes of coverage including back-to-back announcements for some truly big games. Quest 3 will launch with 41 new apps and games and we expect to see several of them debut at this show.
On the list of anticipated Quest games are Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Assassin’s Creed VR, both of which were announced years ago but haven’t been heard from since. We might also see some sequels to long-forgotten Oculus games from the PC days or maybe even versions of those games. A lot of people would love to see versions of Lone Echo or Stormland as they continue to make our list of best Quest games in the Quest Link section.
Just today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a big announcement on his Instagram story, and many people think it’s going to be the Quest 3. That makes a lot of sense since Apple is expected to unveil its VR headset at WWDC in just under one minute. week of June 5.
And June 1st is going to be a big day for VR gamers for many reasons, not just because of the Meta Gaming Showcase. Seven new Quest games will be released on June 1, and many additional games are also slated for release in June. Be sure to tune in to see everything Meta announces, and know that we’ll have plenty of coverage here, too!
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