Can You Play Oculus Quest Games With Link?

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By Monica Bates

Are you an Oculus Quest owner who wants to experience high-end PC VR games? If yes, then you might have heard about Oculus Link. With the help of Oculus Link, you can connect your Oculus Quest to a compatible PC and play PC VR games.

But here comes the question, can you play Oculus Quest games with Link? Let’s find out.

What is Oculus Link?

Oculus Link is a software update for the Oculus Quest that allows you to connect your headset to a compatible PC using a USB-C cable. Once connected, your Quest acts as a PC VR headset and can run any game or application that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift platform.

Can You Play Oculus Quest Games With Link?

Unfortunately, you cannot play Oculus Quest games with Link. The reason is that most of the games available on the Quest are designed specifically for mobile VR and are not compatible with the more powerful hardware requirements of PC VR.

However, there are some games available on both platforms that you can play with Link. For example, if you own Beat Saber on the Quest and also have it on SteamVR or Oculus Rift, then you can play it using Link. But keep in mind that this applies only to games that are available on both platforms.

What Games Can You Play With Link?

As mentioned earlier, not all games available on the Quest are playable with Link. However, there are plenty of PC VR games that you can enjoy using your Quest headset once connected via Link.

Here are some of the popular titles that work well with Oculus Link:

  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Boneworks
  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Lone Echo
  • Stormland

What Are the Requirements for Using Oculus Link?

To use Oculus Link, you need a few things:

  • An Oculus Quest headset
  • A compatible USB-C cable (Oculus recommends using the Anker PowerLine USB-C to USB 3.0 cable)
  • A VR-ready PC with a compatible graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater) and at least an Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor or greater

Conclusion

In conclusion, while you cannot play Oculus Quest games with Link, there are plenty of PC VR games that you can enjoy using your Quest headset once connected to a compatible PC. With its ease of use and the ability to switch between mobile and PC VR, Oculus Link is an excellent feature for any Quest owner who wants to experience high-end virtual reality content.