Ready at Dawn Not Bringing ‘Echo Combat’ to Quest
Ready at Dawn recently released a potential Echo Combat Oculus Quest port and many users assumed that a standalone port of the Rift-exclusive team shooter was in the offing. However, users who were holding breadth for a potential Quest debut might have to pause their expectations.
In a recent update, Ready at Dawn stated that the studio is “not working on bringing Echo Combat to Quest” and that the studio will update fans should there by any changes in the future. Quest users can simply play Echo Combat via an Oculus Link connection if they have a VR-ready PC but the announcement leaves the majority of Quest users who had been waiting for the standalone port with no option to play the game as their Rift counterparts gear up for the team shooter hit.
Early this year, Echo Arena launched on Oculus Quest in open beta. Last week, it moved out of the beta into the full release. In May this year, Ready at Dawn had held a poll on its Discord server aimed at assessing user interest on bringing Echo Combat to Quest as well. Following its announcement this week, it now looks like this is not happening.
The studio stated that it is now focused on introducing new tools and features for Echo VR. Some of these have been in the works for quite some time but there are newer and vital tools that are designed to make the game “fun and welcoming for all Echo Units.”
The sportier half of the game is free on Quest and Rift but Echo Combat is a premium game on the Rift platform available as an in-app purchase priced at $10. The move not to bring the game to Quest can be attributed to the fact the studio is unable to dedicate its time to the lengthy beta testing that was seen in the Echo VR for Quest. Ready at Dawn’s sequel to Lone Echo (2017) was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that might also explain the company’s decision not to bring Echo Combat on Quest.
In the meantime, the studio has advised players with access to a VR-ready PC to play Echo Combat on Quest via an Oculus Link connection.
Many PC VR players are also eagerly waiting for Lone Echo II which is a bigger, longer and much more involving sequel to the Lone Echo (2017). The sequel was initially set for an early 2020 release but nothing has been heard of it yet.
The trailer below offers a glimpse of the objective-based 4v4 shooting action in Echo Combat: –