Can You Play Oculus Quest Games on Rift S?

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By Monica Bates

Are you an avid gamer wondering if you can play Oculus Quest games on Rift S? Well, the answer is both yes and no! Let’s dive into the details.

What is Oculus Quest?

Firstly, let’s understand what Oculus Quest is. It is a standalone virtual reality (VR) headset that does not require a computer or any external sensors. It has its own processor, graphics card, and storage space to run VR games and apps.

What is Rift S?

On the other hand, Oculus Rift S is a PC-based VR headset that requires a computer with specific hardware requirements to run VR games and apps. It connects to your computer using a cable.

Can You Play Oculus Quest Games on Rift S?

Now coming back to our main question – Can you play Oculus Quest games on Rift S? The answer is no. The reason being that Oculus Quest games are designed specifically for the standalone headset’s hardware and software capabilities.

However, some VR games that are available on both platforms can be played on both headsets. For example, Beat Saber, Superhot VR, and Job Simulator are available on both platforms and can be played on either the Oculus Quest or Rift S.

How to Check Game Compatibility

To check if a particular game is compatible with both headsets or not, you can go to the respective game’s store page on the Oculus website or app. From there, you can see which platforms it supports.


In conclusion, while you cannot play all Oculus Quest games on Rift S due to hardware and software limitations of each platform, some cross-platform titles can be played interchangeably. So now it’s up to you to decide which headset suits your gaming preferences better!

  • Tip: Always check game compatibility before making a purchase.
  • Tip: If you own both headsets, you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

So there you have it – a brief overview of whether or not Oculus Quest games can be played on Rift S. We hope this article has been helpful in clearing up any confusion you may have had. Happy gaming!