VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

Check out the brand new trailer for this highly-anticipated standalone port.

A little more than a year after the initial announcement, developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward on Oculus Quest. Standalone players will soon have the chance to team-up with PC VR players on high-stakes missions in which proper coordination and planning can mean the difference between life and death.

“I’m incredibly excited for Onward to come to the Oculus Quest: to have players be inspired by the freedom of the platform while at the same time experiencing the realism and immersion that Onward brings to the table,” said Dante Buckley, Founder of Downpour Interactive. “And I think I speak for my whole team when I say we’re excited to see our players get their hands on the game after almost a year of development.”

Much like the existing Oculus Rift and SteamVR platform version, the standalone port will feature both single-player and cooperative game modes, each of which featuring their own unique objectives. Hunt, for instance, tasks you with tracking down and eliminating all AI enemies on the map. Evac, on the other hand, has you defending your position against waves of enemies as you await your extraction.

Of course it wouldn’t be Onward without the hardcore online multiplayer. Each of these 10-player matches revolve around completing one of three objectives. 1.) Gain control of an Uplink station. 2.) Escort a VIP to safety. 3.) Secure a designated location and upload a code from your tablet.

Before hopping into battle, you can familiarize yourself with the massive selection of realistic weaponry at your disposal in the shooting range. Here you can get unlimited hand-on time with weapons such as the AUG, M16, M1014, P90, M249 light machine gun, AKS74U, Makarov, and RPG launcher.

Onward launches July 30th on the Oculus Quest Store for $24.99. For more information visit

Image Credit: Downpour Interactive, Coatsink

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