Not long ago, Oculus announced that its VR headset, Oculus Quest, will have PC support via VR cable. The headset was specifically designed for quick gaming sessions based on the Snapdragon 835.
The Oculus Quest can now be connected to a PC using a USB 3 Type-C, as long as the PC supports USB 3.0. Some users may need a specific cable for this.
THe USB-C cable support news was announced at the Oculus Connect event of this year. Previously, Quest relied solely on its Snapdragon 835 to run VR games.
The Oculus Quest experience will not raise to the level of the Rift S that Oculus also sells, and users might also encounter some limits during the beta period for the Oculus Link service.
Oculus recommends Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, with 8GB of RAM, Windows 10, and at least one USB 3.0 port.
Since official support is not available yet, it means that compatibility is not guaranteed, so it is recommended to be cautious when trying out unsupported GPUs. The Oculus Link Headset Cable will take some more time to be launched.
The topic of PC gamers investing in VR sets is still heavily discussed. In theory, if Oculus offers a good-enough experience via Quest or any other VR product, then PC users should be convinced to try it out. Still, this will require some of them to upgrade their PCs in order to play more complex VR games. Right now, it is hard to tell if this is going to happen.
One day, VR could be part of the typical PC gaming experience. We’ll have to wait and see how the VR industry will evolve further and if PC users like where it goes.