Do Oculus Go Games Work on Quest?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re an Oculus enthusiast, you might be wondering if the games you’ve purchased for your Oculus Go will work on the newer Oculus Quest. The short answer is that some games will work, but not all.

What is Oculus Go?

First, let’s talk about what the Oculus Go is. The Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that was released in 2018.

It doesn’t require a PC or phone to operate and has its own built-in display and processor. It’s designed for more casual VR experiences and has a library of over 1,000 games and apps.

What is Oculus Quest?

The Oculus Quest was released in 2019 and is also a standalone VR headset. However, it’s more powerful than the Oculus Go and has six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which means it can track your movements in space. This allows for more immersive experiences and gives developers more freedom in creating games.

Will my Oculus Go games work on Quest?

Now back to the main question – will your Oculus Go games work on the Quest? The answer varies depending on the game. Some games have been updated to work on both platforms, while others are exclusive to either the Go or Quest.

Here are some examples:

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: This game works on both platforms.
  • Moss: This game was originally released for the PlayStation VR but later made its way to other platforms including the Oculus Go. However, it’s not available on the Quest.
  • Thumper: This game works on both platforms.

If you want to know if a specific game is available on both platforms, you can check the individual game pages on the Oculus Store.

Why don’t all games work on both platforms?

There are a few reasons why some games are exclusive to either the Go or Quest. One reason is the difference in hardware – the Quest is more powerful than the Go and can handle more complex games. Additionally, some developers may choose to create exclusive content for one platform in order to showcase its capabilities.

Conclusion

In conclusion, some Oculus Go games will work on the Quest, but not all. It’s important to check individual game pages on the Oculus Store to see if a game is available on both platforms. If you’re specifically looking for 6DOF tracking and more immersive experiences, you’ll want to look for games that are exclusive to the Quest.