Meta Quest Lite coming soon?

And Quest 2 at lowest price ever! Angry Birds in Mixed Reality and Lawn Mower Simulator is on the Quest

XR = eXtended Reality (everything VR, AR, MR)

📣 If you only read one thing today 📣

🚀 Meta might launch the Meta Quest 3 Lite or whatever the name soon, if this image on Reddit is true.

🤩 And, in this context, there’s no wonder the Quest 2 is at its lowest price, of $200, right now.

🥳 But there’s more:

You can buy the Quest 3 with Asgard’s Wrath 2 until end of June.

Lawn Mower Simulator is finally on Quest.

And you can play Angry Birds in Mixed Reality.

eXtend your gaming:

Welcome to XR Gamer Digest #13

Discounts and Tips

🤩 Don’t forget you can get up to 25% discounts when you buy a game from the Meta Quest store. Go here and look for your game (we’re not affiliated with the website, but it’s a great tool).

🎉 Meta is surely trying to get rid of all Quest 2 stock it still has, because the Quest 2 can be found now for $200 at all retailers. Walmart even gives you an additional $50 store credit.

🏹 And the Quest 3 will keep the Asgard’s Wrath 2 bundle until end of June. The game is one of, if not the best, game for the Quest and it’s worth having it.

🌐 The Meta Quest browser is becoming better with the addition of extensions. For now in beta, with Last Pass as the first extension.

XR Games

🐔 I never knew it until now, but I really want to play Angry Birds in Mixed Reality. And you will be able to starting next week (March 26th), on Quest 3 and Pico, as free updates, if you already own the game.

🌭 If Angry Birds is not for you, maybe Max Mustard is interesting enough. Here’s a 7.5/10 review of the game.

🚜 Or, you know, maybe you love the (digital) smell of grass, because you can now play Lawn Mower Simulator on the Quest.

🧬 People raved about Humanity when it launched on PC and PlayStation. Now it offers a mesmerizing experience on Meta Quest with its minimalist art style and engaging gameplay.

⚔️ If you pre-order ‘Medieval Dynasty New Settlement’ you can now save 16% on the Quest Store.

🪦 And, if you supported it on Patreon, the unofficial VR port of Tomb Raider is now in early access for supporters.

🔫 "Sugar Mess: Let's Play Jolly Battles" is a family-friendly VR arcade shooter that offers a fun yet challenging experience for all ages, available on Quest and Pico platforms for $7.99.

😱 "Sclerosis: An Amnesia VR Remake," an indie developer's unauthorized VR port of "Amnesia: The Dark Descent," is set to release on Meta Quest this spring, featuring motion controls and object interaction.

🏍️ "VRIDER," a superbike racing simulation, is set to release on Meta Quest in summer 2024 and on Steam in Q4 2024, featuring five official Superbike machines, 23 riders, and 12 licensed tracks.

😍 Cyan Worlds announced that "RIVEN," the sequel to the iconic adventure game "MYST," will receive VR support and will launch later in 2024, featuring both flatscreen and VR modes.

XR News

🥽 Meta might launch the Meta Quest 3 Lite or whatever the name soon, if this image on Reddit is true.

🌐 If you own an Apple Vision Pro, you can now access the Vision App Store from the browser here.

🥽 Sony's PSVR 2 firmware update suggests wired PC VR support through a direct connection, potentially allowing users to bypass the PlayStation 5 ecosystem and access a broader range of games.

🤑 Meta announced Oculus Publishing Ignition, a multi-million dollar XR development fund aimed at supporting newly formed XR studios with VR and MR prototype funding, offering up to 20 teams cash and Quest 3 headsets to develop their ideas into prototypes with potential for further funding.

🤏 Apple is integrating support for Vision Pro's unique 'look and pinch' input system into WebXR, allowing developers to create web-based XR experiences that utilize the headset's eye-tracking and pinch gesture for navigation and interaction.

💰 In an effort to attract more developers to their platform, HTC is increasing Viveport's developer revenue share to 90% for PC VR and Vive XR Elite developers until the end of 2024, starting April 1, 2024, and retroactively applying from March 1st for existing games.

🕶️ Xreal showcased its new Air 2 Ultra AR glasses at GDC 2024, featuring hand-tracking and room mapping, along with AR games like "Landing Party" from Monsarrat, offering immersive gameplay without the need for a phone screen.

💰 Flat2VR Studios, emerging from the Flat2VR community known for modding flat games into VR, announced its formation to develop and commercialize licensed VR ports, with a secret project already in development for release in late 2024 or early 2025.

Until next time, enjoy your other reality gaming!

Bobby Voicu

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Angry Birds" is a highly popular mobile game developed by Finnish company Rovio Entertainment.

Launched in December 2009, it became a massive success, leading to a wide range of sequels, merchandise, and even an animated film series.

"Angry Birds" has been downloaded over 4 billion times across all platforms, making it one of the most downloaded games in mobile app history.