Can You Run Oculus Quest 2 Games on PC?

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By Eric Wilson

If you own an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, you might be wondering if it’s possible to play its games on your PC. The answer is yes, but there are a few things you need to know.

What You’ll Need

To run Oculus Quest 2 games on your PC, you’ll need a few things:

  • An Oculus Link cable or a third-party USB-C cable that meets the required specifications.
  • A compatible gaming PC with at least an Intel Core i5-4590/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor, a NVIDIA GTX 970/AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card, and at least 8GB of RAM.
  • The Oculus app installed on your PC.

How to Set It Up

Once you have everything you need, setting up Oculus Link is relatively easy:

  1. Connect one end of the Oculus Link cable to your PC’s USB-C port and the other end to your Quest 2 headset.
  2. A pop-up will appear in your headset asking if you want to enable Link. Select “Enable.

  3. The Oculus app should automatically detect your headset and prompt you to enable Link. Follow the prompts to do so.

What You Can Expect

Playing Oculus Quest 2 games on your PC via Oculus Link will give you access to a wider selection of games than what’s available on the standalone headset. However, keep in mind that there may be some performance differences between playing on the Quest 2 versus playing on a PC.

Pros:

  • You’ll have access to more games than what’s available on the standalone headset.
  • You can take advantage of the extra power of your gaming PC for better visuals and performance.

Cons:

  • You’ll need a compatible gaming PC, which can be expensive if you don’t already have one.
  • You’ll need to be tethered to your PC while playing.
  • There may be some performance differences between playing on the Quest 2 versus playing on a PC.

Conclusion

In summary, it is possible to run Oculus Quest 2 games on your PC via Oculus Link. However, you’ll need a few things, including a compatible gaming PC and an Oculus Link cable. While there may be some performance differences compared to playing on the standalone headset, you’ll have access to a wider selection of games and can take advantage of the extra power of your gaming PC for better visuals and performance.