As proven latest week during Oculus Connect 6 (OC6), the company is heavily pushing standalone headset Oculus Quest, adding a bunch of new features like hand tracking, Oculus Link, and Passthrough+. Part of this strategy is to bring customers who have previously bought into either Gear VR or Oculus Go systems, making lots of their apps available for the new device. This means if you own select content you’ll be able to upgrade it for Oculus Quest, for free.
If you’ve bought an Oculus Quest and purchased any of the following 21 Oculus Go or Gear VR apps before 25th September 25th, Oculus says: “you may be eligible to upgrade to a Quest version for free. Free upgrades will run until Dec 31st, 2019 and will begin the week of September, 30th 2019.”
All you need to do is head to the Quest section of the Oculus store, search for any eligible apps you previously purchased and once on that app’s store page click the blue button that should say Free. And away you go.
The apps supporting free upgrades on Oculus Quest:
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Virtual Desktop
- Virtual Virtual Reality
- Ocean Rift
- Apollo 11
- VR Karts: Sprint
- Nature Treks VR
- TOKYO CHRONOS
- Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
- Please, Don’t Touch Anything
- Republique VR
- Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
- Pinball FX2 VR
- Real VR Fishing
- End Space
- Gun Club VR
- Star Chart
Additionally, Oculus also notes: “If you already bought a Quest app that is eligible for a free upgrade, you’ll receive Oculus Store credit in place of the free upgrade.” Two conditions do need to be met to receive Oculus store credit:
- You purchased the Go or Gear VR version of an app listed here before September 25th 2019.
- You purchased the Quest version of that same app before September 25th 2019 under the same Oculus account.
So with being able to play some of your old Oculus Go and Gear VR videogames on Quest and Oculus Link enabling Oculus Rift titles to be played on the headset from next month, Oculus Quest is becoming the multitool of VR. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.