Oculus Quest 2 Can’t Play Oculus Go Apps Compatible On Quest

The Oculus Quest 2 can’t play the number of Oculus Go video games made obtainable on the unique Quest, John Carmack confirmed.

Whereas Quest 2 has full backward compatibility assist for each sport and app that launched natively for the standalone headset, there’s no choice to entry any of the titles obtainable on Oculus Go and Gear VR. Round this time final 12 months, Fb made about 50 Go video games appropriate on Quest. You couldn’t purchase these video games from contained in the headset itself however, if you happen to already owned them, you could possibly obtain them through a separate tab in your library.

However that tab is nowhere to be discovered on Quest 2 and, in a tweet yesterday, John Carmack confirmed Go assist had been dropped for Quest 2, regardless of his protests. “I completely misplaced the inner debate over backwards compatibility,” the developer stated.

Go is a standalone headset like Quest, however solely options simplistic three levels of freedom (3DOF) monitoring. Meaning you possibly can’t bodily transfer your head and fingers by digital area, simply tilt them to go searching or level at issues. Earlier this 12 months, Fb confirmed that it will cease promoting Go, nevertheless, similar to it confirmed it will not promote Rift headsets final month.

On Quest, a few of the number of Go apps had entry to 6DOF controls (although some had been nonetheless restricted to 3DOF too). There have been some nice experiences on the listing, like Coatsink’s A Night time Sky and ustwo video games’ Land’s Finish. With no Oculus Go assist on Quest 2, it seems apps like these will really be misplaced to the previous.

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