Game Developers Showcase Digital Event Begins Today

Right this moment the first-ever all-digital Fb: Sport Builders Showcase kicked off in lieu of the annual in-person Sport Builders Convention (GDC) occasion in San Francisco, CA. GDC was canceled earlier this yr as a result of unfold of COVID-19 and it could have been held this week.

That is the primary day of the Showcase however we’re nonetheless ready to see game-specific bulletins. To this point, we’ve realized about new options coming to the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, reminiscent of multi-tasking and an improved UI, in addition to some new gross sales figures stating that 20 totally different titles on Oculus Quest have earned over $1 million in income.

Fb additionally revealed experimental OpenXR assist for Quest and a stat relating to the variety of new customers within the Oculus ecosystem since Christmas due to the Oculus Quest.

Moreover, Fb launched an introduction video, which was included in a put up on the Oculus Weblog, going over a few of the anticipated subjects this week, together with loads of developer talks and data periods. Within the video, embedded above, you’ll be able to see World Director of Gaming Partnerships, Fb, Leo Olebe, alongside the Director of Content material Ecosystem at Oculus, Chris Pruett, talk about the week’s occasions.

Again when the Showcase was introduced we had been promised information for video games reminiscent of Pistol Whip, Beat Saber, The Room VR: A Darkish Matter, Lies Beneath and Phantom: Covert Ops, so we’ll have to attend and see what the remainder of the week holds.

From the sounds of it this put up shall be up to date every day with new bulletins all through the week. Extra information is predicted to drop tomorrow, March 17th, at 10:00 AM PT.