Speaking during the keynote at Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) earlier today, Oculus Hardware Product Manager Stephanie Lue said that “Oculus Go has been an entry point for many people who then upgraded to Quest.”
As a result, after many requests from users, today Oculus announced that 50+ popular Oculus Go apps will be made compatible and available to use on the Oculus Quest platform.
Unfortunately, they didn’t provide any specific details on which Oculus Go apps will be made available, so keep an eye out for more details on those at a later date.
Additionally, in the same segment of the keynote, Lue announced that users who own paid Oculus Go apps with Oculus Quest equivalents will be eligible for free upgrades. From now until the end of the year, if you own a paid app on the Go ecosystem that already exists on the Quest, you are eligible for a free upgrade from the Go version to the Quest version of the same app.
However, unlike a cross-buy system, the offer will not last forever. You only have until the end of the year to take advantage of the upgrade system, so make sure you grab the free Quest upgrade for any eligible Go apps that you own as soon as you can.
Oculus also announced today that you’ll be able to play Rift games on the Quest if you a VR-ready PC via a tethered cable. All in all, it’s been a good day for owners of the Quest.