These are all the steps you must follow to be able to enjoy Steam games with various virtual reality viewers.
While we wait for Sony to enter virtual reality again with a new version of its PlayStation VR, right now we have different options on the market that will allow us to enjoy virtual reality, especially if you have a computer and headphones compatible with this experience.
And is that the Oculus Quest 2 it is one of the most popular and accessible virtual reality viewers on the market, and best of all, if you know how to configure it, you will be able to enjoy certain Steam games compatible with virtual reality with these headsets.
However, it doesn’t explain exactly how we can play Steam games with the Oculus Quest 2, so we’ve created this guide where we’re going to explain exactly what requirements you need to meet and what you need to do.
Oculus Quest 2: how to play Steam games in VR
Before we can enjoy Steam games directly through these headphones, it is absolutely necessary that you have a high-end computer and that it is prepared for virtual reality.
We will also be able to connect our Oculus Quest 2 headphones to the PC by cable or with wireless connection through the Oculus Air Link.
In order for us to get started with the setup, and once you know that your computer is compatible, you must download Steam VR from the Steam app on your computer, which allows you to have access to play virtual reality games with certain viewers.
Once we have downloaded the app, we have to configure our Oculus Quest 2 and pair it with the Oculus app on the computer.
As soon as we’ve paired the headphones with the Oculus app, now Air Link it will allow us to transmit to the desktop of our computer all the experience of the headphones.
Once we’ve done that it’s time to press the “desktop” button from the bottom menu on the home screen. As soon as you have entered the desktop you will be able to see other applications open on the computer, effectively being a virtual reality view of a computer monitor.
We will only have to start Steam and then select the compatible virtual reality game to play with the helmets.
You can also choose to physically connect a USB type-C cable to link the Oculus to the computer, providing a more stable connection but less freedom of movement.