Can You Play Steam Games With Oculus Quest?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re an avid gamer, then you’ve probably heard about the Oculus Quest – a standalone virtual reality headset that has taken the gaming world by storm. But what about playing Steam games with it?

Can you do that? Let’s find out!

What is the Oculus Quest?

The Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset that doesn’t require a PC or any additional hardware to work. It comes with two touch controllers and offers six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which means it can track your movements in real-time and translate them into virtual reality.

Can You Play Steam Games on Oculus Quest?

The short answer is yes, but there are some limitations. The Oculus Quest doesn’t natively support Steam games, so you’ll need to use a workaround to make it happen.

One option is to use software like ALVR (Air Light VR) or Virtual Desktop. These programs allow you to stream your PC’s desktop to your Oculus Quest and play Steam games that way. However, this method requires a strong Wi-Fi connection and a powerful gaming PC.

Another option is to use the official Oculus Link cable. This cable allows you to connect your Oculus Quest to your PC and play Steam games as if you were using a regular VR headset like the Oculus Rift S. Keep in mind that this method also requires a powerful gaming PC.

What Are Some Compatible Games?

There are many compatible games available on Steam for VR headsets like the Oculus Quest. Here are just a few examples:

  • Beat Saber: A rhythm game where you slash through blocks with laser swords.
  • Asgard’s Wrath: An action-adventure RPG set in Norse mythology.
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: A survival horror game set in the popular Walking Dead universe.
  • Superhot VR: A first-person shooter where time moves only when you move.

Conclusion

While the Oculus Quest doesn’t natively support Steam games, there are ways to make it happen. Whether you choose to use software like ALVR or Virtual Desktop or opt for the official Oculus Link cable, you can play a wide variety of compatible games on your Oculus Quest and experience VR like never before.

So what are you waiting for? Get gaming!