Last year, we took fans inside the action with the launch of Game On: VR Face Off!—a mixed reality series featuring MissesMae, di3sel, Pat Quinn, Smush, and more getting hands-on with some of our VR favorites. Today, we’re excited to announce that Game On: VR Face Off! is back for Season 2. You can binge watch all seven episodes now on Meta Quest TV or catch each episode weekly on YouTube.
In Episode 1, Jesse Bliss and Bre Eazyy try to save UFC fighter and Facebook Gaming Partner Max Holloway in POPULATION: ONE. Professional climber Alex Honnold puts his free soloing skills to the test to see if he can conquer The Climb 2 in Episode 2. In Episode 3, TechMan Ju and Soul Fox go head to head in Space Pirate Trainer DX—with embarrassing challenges for the loser. Artist and muralist Gabe Gault creates a VR masterpiece in Kingspray Graffiti in Episode 4. Episode 5 sees Cas and Chary face off in a game of Racket: Nx. In Episode 6, LP Giobbi, mini bear, and Kaleena Zanders of Femme House fame team up for a game of Nock. And finally, expert golfer Claire Hogel tees off against VR streamer JayBratt for a round of GOLF+ in Episode 7.
To celebrate today’s launch, we sat down for a rapid-fire Q&A with Max Holloway.
Was this your first experience with VR?
Max Holloway: This was my first FPS in VR. It was unreal.
How does the pressure of protecting your squad in POPULATION: ONE compare with preparing for a fight?
MH: The pressure of protecting my squad was a lot. I didn’t want to let them down. Compared to a fight, there’s not much of a difference. Team is everything.
As a Facebook Gaming Partner, you’re a pretty serious gamer in your own right. How does the VR experience compare, especially with other, more traditional multiplayer games?
MH: It’s very different. I give props to the VR streamers. You’re actually in the game with VR. Traditional gaming, I just sit—it’s less physical.
Obviously VR and battle royales are a match made in heaven. What other genre would you like to see take off in VR?
MH: I would love to see suits and everything like in the movie Ready Player One.
More and more people are getting into VR for fitness. How do you see the relationship between sports and VR evolving over the next five to 10 years?
MH: I can see it being a game changer. I got sweaty playing POPULATION: ONE. I can only imagine what an actual VR workout could be.
There’s been a lot of talk about the metaverse recently. What’s got you most excited?
MH: I’m just excited to see it unfold. The future is here, and I’m glad I get to be a part of it.