The update also separates all control related settings into a new Input tab, allowing you to easily see and change Virtual Desktop’s controls, as well as enable gamepad mode.
Since the Quest controllers resemble a gamepad cut in half and have similar input to most gamepads, this emulation works well. You have a total of two thumbsticks, four buttons, a view button, two index triggers, and two grip triggers to use as bumpers. There’s no D-Pad or Start button of course, but the developer is exploring potential solutions for these.
The VFX-1. We can’t do a list about the history of Virtual Reality and not include the VFX-1. Released in the middle of the 1990s, the VFX-1 system was one of the most capable virtual reality headsets released on the market at the time. With stereoscopic 3D, multi-axis head movement detection and rotation, and the ability to play games that were not truly supported by the system, the VFX-1 was the true Virtual Reality deal at the time. Furthermore, their price tag was relatively cheap compared to other products on the market, coming at a mere $600. However, the VFX-1 was too advanced of a technology and it didn’t really take off. Later on, the company Vuzix that made the glasses was bought by Forte Technologies, which released a more expensive VFX 3D version, but it also didn’t manage to achieve huge success.
Just like when streaming your desktop you can choose from a variety of environments from a VR-themed home office to a huge virtual cinema. It’s certainly a compelling experience, despite some minor latency issues and occasional frame drops. It hints towards a future where VR and AR headsets could replace our physical monitors entirely.Virtual Desktop for Quest is priced at $19.99. You can read our review of the similar Oculus Go version here. Tagged with: Oculus Quest, virtual desktop