Oculus Quest Can Run SteamVR Games Via Link, Facebook Says


You need to have the ability to play  SteamVR video games like Skyrim and No Man’s Sky in your Oculus Quest when Oculus Hyperlink arrives in November.

Fb revealed this new function at Oculus Join 6 yesterday. The free replace to Quest will permit you to play Rift video games once you plug the headset right into a VR Prepared PC with a USB-C cable. Throughout the keynote speech, Mark Zuckerberg mentioned “all” Rift video games may run on the headset this manner. There was nonetheless some confusion, although, as to if this merely meant video games on Oculus’ personal retailer, or titles on Valve’s competing Steam retailer too.

We adopted up with Fb, immediately asking if this meant Quest can run Steam content material by means of Hyperlink.

“Sure,” a Fb consultant advised us over e mail. “While you tether your Quest to your PC with Oculus Hyperlink, it is possible for you to to function the headset the identical means you do Rift.”

If that’s the case, then this opens up Quest to not solely the a whole lot of apps on the Oculus Retailer, but in addition the entire Rift-compatible experiences accessible by means of Steam too. That features high-profile releases like Bethesda’s Skyrim VR and Hiya Video games’ No Man’s Sky Past. We didn’t get to do that choice for ourselves after we tried Hyperlink at Join yesterday, although.

Fb did add, although, that builders will have the ability to choose out of Hyperlink help in the event that they so select.

Unofficially, Quest house owners can already boot up a sideloaded model of VR productiveness app, Digital Desktop, after which use its PC streaming function to entry Steam-based VR content material. Hyperlink, nonetheless, may current a extra secure means to do that; it’ll simply have to be tethered to the PC.

We are able to’t assist however marvel if which may imply we’ll quickly see Quest present up on Steam’s month-to-month hardware survey.