Oculus Rift compatibility and several Oculus Go games are heading to Quest.
Oculus Connect is all about the Quest this year as Facebook continues its reveal of standalone-focused announcements. One such announcement, Oculus Link, is sure to increase the value of the Quest even further by allowing players to access their PC-powered Oculus Rift games on their standalone headset.
While various third-party services such as Riftcat and ALVR have allowed players to stream their Rift content for some time now, the Oculus Link presents the first official solution for accessing games on the Rift platform. The transition should be a seamless one, as the Rift S and Quest are operated with physically-identical Touch controllers.
Players will still need a VR-ready gaming PC in order to run their Rift content, which they will connect to their Quest headset via a USB-C cable. Facebook states that their are various cables compatible with Oculus Link, though the company will be shipping its own dedicated cable as well. The Oculus Link feature will ship this November.
The company also announced that several popular Oculus Go games will soon be available on Oculus Quest. While no titles were mentioned specifically, popular rhythm game Thumper was used as an example during the presentation. Users who have already purchased these compatible apps on Go will be able to upgrade them to their Quests for free until the end of the year.
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