170+ Apps And Strong Cross-Buy Support

Nearly a 12 months after launch, the Oculus Quest’s retailer options 170 apps/video games, 82 of which assist cross-buy between Quest and the Rift platform.

The Oculus Quest, Fb’s standalone all-in-one VR headset, launched in Could 2019 and has confirmed to be widespread with builders and shoppers alike. There have been greater than 50 apps or video games within the launch lineup, and within the months since, the quantity of content material on the Quest retailer has elevated considerably. Many video games that beforehand launched on different platforms have been ported over to the Quest throughout the course of the 12 months. Likewise, some new releases within the final 12 months launched concurrently on the Quest, whereas others launched on different platforms first and Quest at a later date. There’s additionally been a handful of Quest unique video games, and a few content material that launched on Quest first and got here to different platforms later.

We examined the Oculus sStore listings to interrupt down the numbers behind the content material out there for the Oculus Quest. We additionally contacted Fb to examine our guide rely in opposition to their totals. Oculus calls all software program in its retailer “experiences” so we made our personal rely of what qualifies as an “app” or “recreation”. So relying by yourself definitions of what qualifies as a recreation or app, the share breakdown under might shift a bit. We plan to replace this record by a minimum of the 1-year anniversary of Oculus Quest’s launch on Could 21, 2020.

Oculus Quest Retailer By The Numbers

Oculus Quest Store Content (7)

Oculus Quest Store Content (7)

On the time of publication, there are 170 whole gadgets (video games and apps) out there to obtain on the standalone Quest from the Oculus Retailer. Of those 170, 113 are video games, 50 are apps and 7 are demo variations of paid apps.

Theses numbers embody Oculus apps which are listed within the Oculus Quest retailer, equivalent to Oculus Browser, Oculus Venues, Oculus TV, First Steps and First Contact.

For this text, we thought it will be helpful to attract a extra sharp distinction between the 2 unfastened classes of content material out there on the Quest.  In some circumstances, the excellence between what classifies as an app and a recreation is evident minimize. Nonetheless, in borderline circumstances, we selected to categorize experiences that put a robust give attention to instructional content material over conventional gaming mechanics or aims (equivalent to Apollo 11 or Mission: ISS) as apps and never video games.

Oculus Quest Store Content (8)

Oculus Quest Store Content (8)Out of the 163 whole experiences (excluding demos of paid video games) within the Oculus Quest retailer, the content material is cut up 70% paid and 30% free.

Game Releases for Oculus Quest (6)

Game Releases for Oculus Quest (6)Taking a look at Oculus Quest video games particularly, 67 video games (59%) are ports of titles that launched on different platforms earlier than the launch of the Oculus Quest. Taking a look at multi-platform titles that launched post-Quest launch, 29 video games (26%) launched concurrently on the Quest and different VR platforms. There have been 7 video games (6%) that launched first on the Oculus Quest earlier than every other VR headset, however have been then subsequently launched on different platforms at a later date.

Conversely, post-Quest launch, 6 video games (5%) launched on different VR platforms first earlier than releasing on Quest at a later date. There are solely 2 absolutely Quest-exclusive video games (Bogo, Time Stall) and 2 video games (Radial-G: Proteus, Dying Horizon: Reloaded) which are remastered variations of a beforehand launched recreation with new/up to date content material and/or improved visuals.

Oculus Quest Games (Paid) (2)

Oculus Quest Games (Paid) (2)When inspecting paid video games for Oculus Quest, 72% of paid video games on the shop assist cross-buy between Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. Out of the 32 paid video games that don’t assist cross-buy, solely 2 will not be out there on the Rift platform in any respect (Radial-G: Proteus and Time Stall).

Quest Games With Cross-Buy Support (2)

Quest Games With Cross-Buy Support (2)

Taking a better take a look at the 82 Oculus Quest video games with cross-play assist, 54% are ports and 32% have been simultaneous releases. Moreover, all 7 video games that launched on Quest first and different platforms (together with Rift) later assist cross-buy.

Quest Games Without Cross-Buy Support (1)

Quest Games Without Cross-Buy Support (1)

Whereas there’s a decrease whole variety of video games with out cross-buy assist, the next majority (69%) of video games with out cross-buy assist are ports. The overwhelming majority of video games that launched concurrently on Quest and different platforms assist cross-buy — there are solely 2 simultaneous releases that don’t assist cross-buy out of 26 whole.

General, the info reveals some notable developments within the content material out there on the Oculus Quest, after 11 months available on the market. Hold your eye out for normal updates on the Quest retailer information right here on UploadVR, together with a deeper examination of this information and extra coming subsequent month for the Quest’s 1-year anniversary.

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