Join Oculus at GDC Showcase 2021

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Posted by Oculus VR
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March 9, 2021
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We’re excited to participate in the upcoming GDC Showcase, a free digital event that brings the game development community together, on March 15-19, 2021.

GDC Showcase will feature live Q&As, keynotes, interviews, and interactive panels, including the following two sessions that highlight Oculus Quest developers and their path to success:

Future of Gaming: Quality and Connection (Presented by Facebook)

Wednesday, March 17, 9:00am - 10:00am PT

Quality Games and Player Connections Drive Healthy And Robust Gaming Ecosystems - Join Michael Verdu, VP of Content, Facebook Reality Labs, and Jason Rubin, VP of Play, Facebook Gaming, as they discuss the Oculus Quest Store and Facebook Instant Games catalog philosophies. They'll share the evolution of both platforms and how each supports developers in creating high quality games. They'll be joined by Denny Unger, CEO of Cloudhead Games, creator of Pistol Whip, and Michael Carter, CEO of PlayCo, creator of CatLife. Unger and Carter will discuss the shift in their studios' focuses as they create quality games and social gameplay features for these platforms and others. This fireside chat will be moderated by Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat.

Squad Up! Social and Multiplayer in VR with POPULATION:ONE

Wednesday, March 17, 2:40pm - 3:10pm PT

BigBox VR brought the battle royale genre to Quest for the first time last fall with POPULATION: ONE, a game where up-to-18 players can team up and face off in an immersive VR battleground. Now, after just a few months, POP1 has surpassed $10M in Quest revenue, with ongoing updates and events to bring their community closer together. Join BigBox VR co-founders Chia Chin Lee and Gabe Brown for a conversation with Oculus Games Producer, Omid Yazdanshenas, that explores multiplayer social games in VR and how they architected the success of their VR mega-hit, POPULATION: ONE.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the VR developer community at GDC Showcase this year. View the full schedule, including sessions presented by Facebook Gaming and Facebook Audience Network, and register for this free digital event here.