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Aeon of Ruin – VRFocus

Best known for the Doom3Quest mod, Team Beef (made up of Dr. Beef, BaggyG and Bummser) is well acquainted with porting first-person shooters (FPS) to the Oculus Quest platform. Today, the team has released footage of a new side project, porting WRATH: Aeon of Ruin onto the standalone headset.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is an FPS created by KillPixel, 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment for PC, released on Steam as an Early Access videogame in 2019. Veterans who’ve helped create titles like Duke Nukem 3D and Prey, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a hellish, hardcore shooter built using Quake 1 technology.

The unofficial Oculus Quest port is still in the early stages, described over on Reddit by Bummser as: “a love labour sideproject by BaggyG,” which is slated to arrive during 2021. To give VR fans a taste of the project Team Beef has released an 8-minute gameplay video shot on an Oculus Quest 2 and it looks to be shaping up well. Giving off plenty of classic Doom and Quake vibes, it maintains that frantic gameplay crucial to the genre, where staying still is a death sentence.

It’s exciting to see how a port such as this will develop considering WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is still in Early Access. It’s third update dropped back in January adding a new enemy, weapon and artefact alongside balancing and general bug fixes. KillPixel has released a roadmap with a full release currently expected to take place during the summer. With that in mind, Team Beef is likely looking at a late 2021 rollout of the mod.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin

Of course, while you wait for that you can support Team Beef’s porting efforts by donating and playing Doom3Quest. Being a mod you’ll need to own the original Doom 3 from 2004 – currently £4 on Steam – but not Doom 3: BFG Edition which the mod doesn’t support.

Check out the full gameplay video below. And for further updates on Team Beef’s unofficial port of WRATH: Aeon of Ruin on Oculus Quest, keep reading VRFocus.


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