Meta Quest 3: List of Game Announcements from Meta Connect 2023

During the Meta Connect 2023 keynote, many VR and mixed-reality games were spotlighted. Below are the most pivotal announcements and highlights.

Virtual Reality Announcements

1. Red Matter 2 & The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

  • Developers: Vertical Robot and Skydance Interactive
  • Highlights: Enhanced versions displayed, showcasing notable graphical improvements for Quest 3.
  • Additional Info: Comparison videos between Quest 2 and Quest 3 versions are available in the linked article.

2. Roblox

  • Status: Full version now available in the Quest Store.
  • User Milestone: Surpassed one million users during open beta via App Lab since July.

3. LEGO Bricktales VR

  • Developers: ClockStone and Thunderful
  • Release Date: December 7
  • Gameplay: Players traverse through five themed biomes, undertaking various challenges.

4. Headspace

  • Type: Mindfulness and meditation subscription service.
  • Pricing: Details for the VR app remain unclear. Current smartphone subscription ranges between 5 and 13 euros per month.

5. VR Fitness Apps

  • Supernatural: Subscription costs reduced by 50%, graphical update for Quest 3, available only in North America.
  • FitXR: Announced upcoming content updates, including Zumba classes and two new trainers.

6. Kurzgesagt VR Game

  • Developer: Schell Games
  • Background: Based on the educational YouTube channel “Kurzgesagt.”

Mixed Reality Announcements

1. Asgard’s Wrath 2 & Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord

  • Special Feature: Mixed reality mode on Quest 3 and Quest Pro.
  • Release Date: December 15, 2023

2. LEGO Bricktales VR

  • Mixed Reality Mode: Allows placement of LEGO dioramas on real tables.

3. BAM & Mixed Reality Fitness

  • Developer: I-Illusions
  • Game Type: Fast-paced multiplayer game in mixed reality.
  • Release Date: October 10, 2023

4. Stranger Things VR

  • Developer: Tender Claws
  • Mixed Reality Feature: Exclusive to Meta Quest 3.
  • Release Date: November 30, 2023

5. First Encounters

  • Type: Mixed reality tutorial for Quest 3.
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6. Wallace & Gromit: Jamtastic

  • Developers: Atlas V and Aardman
  • Availability: Included with the purchase of Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway.

7. Laser Dance

  • Developer: Creature
  • Gameplay: Transforms living room into a laser obstacle course.

Other Notable Mentions and Content Announcements

  • Xbox Game Pass: Coming to Meta Quest 2, Quest 3, and Quest Pro via Cloud Streaming in December.
  • Upcoming Releases: Over 50 games for Meta Quest to be released this year.
  • Streaming Services: Peacock and Pluto TV will be available on the Quest platform.
  • Live Streaming: Xtadium to stream NBA games and UFC fights with immersive camera angles.
  • Concert Streaming: Red Rocks and iHeartRadio Live to stream concerts in 360-degree video format.

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