Oculus: ‘We’d Eventually Like Quest PC Tethering to be Wireless’
Oculus: ‘We’d Eventually Like Quest PC Tethering to be Wireless’
We put Oculus Quest’s two craziest new VR features through their paces
We put Oculus Quest’s two craziest new VR features through their paces
Qualcomm is working on standalone wireless VR headsets that can also connect to PCs
Qualcomm is working on standalone wireless VR headsets that can also connect to PCs
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The Simple Guide to Four Major VR Headsets Launching This Spring
Qualcomm's new wireless VR headsets work with PCs, too
Qualcomm's new wireless VR headsets work with PCs, too

Oculus Releases Beta Support for Link, Turning Quest into a PC VR Headset

Oculus today announced that Link is officially in beta, the company’s compatibility software so that Quest users can play Rift titles on PC. If you have an AMD GPU, you’re going to have to wait though. If you have a supported GPU (see more here) and a compatible VR-ready gaming PC, Quest owners can simply plug their headset into a USB 3 port, then use the Oculus desktop app just like you would if you owned a Rift, which includes to Oculus Home and Dash. Oculus says most high-quality USB 3 cables should work, although you’ll probably want one long enough so you can play unencumbered. Unfortunately you won’t be able to buy the company’s premium five-meter (16+ feet) Link cable just yet, although Oculus says in a blog post it will initially be rolled out in limited quantities in select regions this year; availability in more regions is said to come in 2020.

Hands-on:
Oculus Link Makes Quest Feel Like a Native PC VR HeadsetThe company says it’s using the beta period to test, iterate, and validate GPUs. See this article for a full breakdown of Oculus Link minimum specs and requirements.

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We went hands-on with Link when it was unveiled back at Oculus Connect 6 in September, and were impressed with the experience, finding that it genuinely felt like using a native PC VR headset.

We’ll be testing Link in the coming days to give you a rundown on just what it can do, and where its limitations lie. We still haven’t had a chance to see if it will work with SteamVR to play non-Oculus platform titles, which would significantly open up the number of games and apps available to it, but make sure to check back soon for the full details.

Nintendo’s Virtual Boy 3D Gaming Console. Similar to SEGA, Nintendo also had the vision of putting out a Virtual Reality headset for the gaming market. They even went as far as putting a VR headset on the market, but unfortunately it didn’t make it far. Released in the mid 1990s and known as the Virtual Boy, the device was a 3D gaming console that had a 3D viewing system rigged out to look like virtual reality. While it was way cheaper than the other options on the market at the time, the device also didn’t manage to truly spark the VR movement, simply because it lacked head-tracking and quality graphics and only offered stereoscopic 3D display.

Oculus’ next-gen Rift headset could be called the Rift S and feature onboard cameras
Oculus’ next-gen Rift headset could be called the Rift S and feature onboard cameras
Oculus Link hands-on: It really makes the Quest feel like Rift VR
Oculus Link hands-on: It really makes the Quest feel like Rift VR
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Oculus Link Compatibility
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