In 2020 Oculus Quest will be getting experimental hand tracking but for something a little sooner Facebook with be turning the device into a PC virtual reality (VR) headset. It’ll be doing this via a software update adding a feature called Oculus Link, essentially turning Oculus Quest into an Oculus Rift.
While Oculus Quest’s biggest draw is its portability and ease of use thanks to the all-in-one design Facebook wants to add another string to its bow, essentially giving owners the best of both worlds when it comes to enjoying VR content.
On the go, Oculus Quest offers an ideal system to play videogames or use apps to watch movies. When at home if users have a compatible PC, they’ll be able to plug in the Quest and use it in a similar manner to Oculus Rift S, playing high-end Rift experiences.
To do this all you’ll need is a USB-C cable that’s long enough to go from your PC to the headset with enough freedom for movement. While you can pick up any USB-C cable Oculus will be releasing its own premium optical fibre cable to provide a best-in-class experience. This will offer Oculus Quest users even more videogames to play, massively opening up their possible content library. For developers, they’ll now be able to build high-end experiences which can connect to the rapidly growing Oculus Quest community.
Oculus Link will be released this November. Expect further announcements from Oculus Connect 6 this week, which VRFocus will be at to bring you the latest news.