At OC6, Oculus introduced Oculus Link—a new way to access Rift games and experiences from a gaming PC on Oculus Quest. Now the Oculus Link software is rolling out in beta, so you can now enjoy AAA PC VR games like Asgard’s Wrath and Stormland on Quest.
Oculus Link lets you explore the richness of the Rift content library when connected to a PC, while keeping the untethered portability of Quest on the go.
As the VR ecosystem grows, developers continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible by leveraging the full power of a gaming PC on Rift. Oculus Link adds new depth and breadth to the experiences you can have with Quest while also helping PC developers reach the broadest possible audience for their work.
Oculus Link software will work with most high-quality USB 3 cables. To use Oculus Link starting today, Quest owners who own a compatible gaming PC can simply plug their headset into a USB 3 port, then use the Oculus desktop app to browse and purchase Rift apps and games to play on Quest—plus access Rift’s Oculus Home and Dash. Oculus aims to support most PCs within the recommended specifications for Oculus Rift and Rift S by the time the company exits beta, and is continuing to test and optimize during the beta.
Later this year, Oculus will release a premium, custom optical fiber cable to provide a with maximum throughput while using Oculus Link. It will be 5 meters (16+ feet) long to provide more freedom of movement. Oculus will start rolling out our cable with limited quantities in select regions this year, and continue to expand availability in 2020. The company is also releasing the Oculus Link cable specs today to help the community make informed buying decisions and let other companies evaluate whether to make comparable cables in the future.