Oculus Quest 2 is getting Xbox Game Pass, but only xCloud streaming

Meta Connect 2022 was one to look at for VR followers. Alongside Meta formally confirming the lengthy awaited Meta Quest Pro, this got here with just a few surprising Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2) reveals. Appearing on stage with Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the Xbox Game Pass library is coming to the Meta Quest Store.

This doesn’t imply that we’re immediately getting VR variations for large hits like Forza Horizon 5 or Halo Infinite, although. Instead, you’ll have the ability to join an Xbox controller and stream flatscreen 2D video games on to your headset, demonstrated throughout Connect 2022 with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

That’s achieved by way of Xbox Cloud Gaming, a streaming platform only accessible for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and gives entry to lots of of video games. It’s an expertise Meta compares to “having a private movie theater available at all times,” cementing Meta Quest 2’s place as frontrunner for the very best VR headset.

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However, past Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro, assist for different VR headsets stays unclear. Even although it nonetheless receives common updates, it’s at present unclear if Xbox Cloud Gaming will arrive on the unique Oculus Quest. Considering Microsoft’s continued push to carry Xbox Game Pass to new platforms, we wouldn’t rule it out, although. No launch date was supplied both, and the (*2*)Oculus Blog merely states “we hope to share more on this as soon as possible.”

If cloud gaming doesn’t curiosity you, worry not; Meta Connect 2022 introduced information for a number of native Quest 2 video games. Confirming launch dates for Among Us VR (November 10) and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2 (December 1), former PSVR unique Iron Man VR is additionally making the bounce, launching for Meta Quest 2 on November 3. So, if you happen to’re a VR fan, you received’t lack for large releases these subsequent few months.

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