If you’re into games, January means PAX South, 2019’s first big gaming expo, taking place January 18-20.
This year, Oculus is returning to San Antonio, Texas and the PAX South, 2019 with playable demos of some of our biggest titles coming soon to Rift, including Stormland, Defector, and POPULATION: ONE.
At the VR Freeplay area on the PAX show floor you will be able to go hands-on with the latest games and for a chance to grab a limited-edition Oculus pin.
Here’s a look at what you can play at the show:
Stormland is a sci-fi adventure starring an unlikely hero—a robotic gardener—who journeys through a surreal cloudscape to augment himself and save his friends. The latest from Insomniac Games, developers of The Unspoken, Edge of Nowhere, and Marvel’s Spider-Man, Stormland uses a flexible movement system that lets you fight and explore as you see fit. You’ll scale mountains, jump over chasms, and soar through an alien world that shifts as you play, so there’s always something new to see.
Defector, developed by Twisted Pixel, is as close as you’re going to get to starring in your own spy movie. As an advanced operative, it’s your job to unravel a crime syndicate using all kinds of prototype spy gear, like fancy guns and gadgets, but you’ll also need to outmaneuver foes with your wits and cunning, too. Throughout its single-player campaign, Defector stitches together a number of action sequences in a variety of play-styles and branching pathways. Twisted Pixel also included comprehensive movement and combat options to fine-tune your gameplay experience
You can experience both Stormland and Defector, as well as other favorites like Beat Saber, in the VR Freeplay area on the PAX show floor.
POPULATION: ONE, the first large-scale battle royale for VR, uses a movement system called “FreeMotion” to let you climb anything, fly anywhere, and build just about any structure you like. As with any modern battle royale, POPULATION: ONE drops you on a huge map (about one square kilometer) with a gradually shrinking border, pushing you toward clashes with other players in 12v12 or 24-player free for all game modes. There’s also a building system to erect barriers and structures for defensive and offensive opportunities. Of course, you’ll find plenty of weapons and gear to get the job done too, like rocket launchers, jetpacks, and more.