Watch the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase June 2023 livestream here

The Facebook parent company is ready for the third annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase. Be sure to watch it all here.


June is the biggest month of the year for gaming announcements and Facebook parent company Meta is wasting no time getting everyone started. The Meta Quest 2 is among the best and most accessible VR platforms, but it's also home to a lot of games. Get ready for even more new titles to come to the VR headset, many of which will premiere today during the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase. For the third straight year, Meta will unveil some new announcements and trailers for games supported by the Quest 2. Here's everything you need to know about where and how to watch.

Watch the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase June 2023 livestream here

The Meta Quest Gaming Showcase June 2023 livestream event will air live on Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. It will be viewable on the Meta Quest pages and channels on Facebook, YouTube (as well as YouTube in Japan), Meta Horizon Worlds, and Twitch. For your convenience, we've helpfully embedded the Twitch feed above. The livestream showcase will start with a pre-show that kicks off 15 minutes before the start of the official showcase, the latter of which will run for approximately 40 minutes. Expect to see new gameplay videos, reveals, release dates, and more details on the latest upcoming Meta Quest 2 games.

There's no indication of what exactly Meta will have in store for viewers this year. However, it should be noted that owner Mark Zuckerberg jumped on Instagram Stories on Wednesday to indicate that something big is on its way. Is it entirely new Meta Quest hardware? That remains to be seen.

Regardless of whether or not there's new Quest hardware, there's still plenty to look forward to from this year's Meta Quest Gaming Showcase. We're going to be watching along with everybody else, so keep it on Shacknews for the latest announcements. We'll have a full recap after the show is over, but for those who want to catch up with each big announcement individually, follow the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase topic page.

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    June 1, 2023 5:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Watch the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase June 2023 livestream here

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      June 1, 2023 6:00 AM

      They are gonna announce the Quest 3 just in time for it to buried by everyone talking about the Apple HMD instead.

      Good job Meta on bad timing

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        June 1, 2023 9:49 AM

        I get what you're saying, but they're also going for two different markets. I don't imagine there is a huge amount of crossover, at the moment at least, between people looking for a top-tier, productivity focused headset and those who are more interested in the best Rec Room experience.

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          June 1, 2023 9:57 AM

          They are definitely different markets, but it also could impact sales since all the VR sites will be focused on the juice they get from covering Apple instead.

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            June 1, 2023 10:49 AM

            Sure but at the same time those outlets are gonna compare the Apple headset to competitors and mention them and their cheaper price.

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            June 1, 2023 10:51 AM

            True. On a related note, it has become obnoxious already reading a whole bunch of articles from tech writers who have absolutely no familiarity or experience with VR, but are now self-appointed XR experts because Apple is stepping into the market.

            It's going to be even more obnoxious when consumers get their hands on it and the brand loyalists start loudly explaining to everyone within earshot how Apple single-handedly invented VR.

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      June 1, 2023 7:28 AM

      Happy to see that the Quest 3 has full focus on gaming. I hope it works well

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      June 1, 2023 7:58 AM

      Quest 3 promo video here:

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      June 1, 2023 8:58 AM

      After psvr, psvr2, and quest 2 purchase I’m gonna sit this out until they significantly improve the tech. They are just too uncomfortable for regular use for my tastes.

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        June 1, 2023 9:14 AM

        The evolution is coming, Bigscreen Beyond and the new Apple HMD will probably usher in a new era of comfort focused VR.

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        June 1, 2023 9:38 AM

        40% slimmer and presumably some accompanying drop in weight is clearly showing a focus on comfort

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          June 1, 2023 9:55 AM

          300 grams brings is still way higher than the 127 grams of the Bigscreen Beyond, also feel like Apple’s headset will be less than 150g too.

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            June 1, 2023 9:58 AM

            I am probably wrong about Quest 3 weight, it is probably even more

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          June 1, 2023 10:47 AM

          Seems like the slimmer part is now taken up by a bigger facial interface. A lighter weight is welcome though.

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      June 1, 2023 10:26 AM

      I know the tech is still considered to be in its infancy, but most of these games look unfinished.

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        June 1, 2023 10:34 AM

        Except Asgard's Wrath, that looks awesome.

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          June 1, 2023 10:55 AM

          I hate that it is a mobile release, but I'm glad we're getting something else in that franchise. I'm actually really excited about Samba de Amigo and The 7th Guest. I love that they are going full retro with the latter game and using volumetric video for the actors, it's the perfect update to the old embedded FMVs.

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