So the day has finally come: in the next major update of the Oculus Quest wireless VR presents computer games. And much more.
Allows wireless streaming of computer VR Quest games are very popular. No wonder: streaming over Wi-Fi combines visual PC VR games with the freedom of movement of the Oculus Quest.
Until now, the majority of players Quest app – Virtual Desktop to stream via Wi-Fi. Now there is the official version of the Air Link, at least for Oculus Quest 2. Air Link does not support standard Quest. It is unknown whether this will be a feature for the original version of the Oculus Quest and when it happens.
Air Link is a wireless version of the Oculus Link and a part of the latest update 28.0 Quest. It starts as an experimental feature and requires an upgrade to version 28 as Oculus Quest and Oculus app for PC. Because both updates will be released over the following several days, the players Quest will have to be patient.
Requirements for Air Link
As Virtual Desktop, Oculus recommends using a network of 5 GHz and router IEEE 802.11 ac, or IEEE 802.11 ax, which is connected to PC via Ethernet cable and is located at a distance of not more than six meters from the Oculus Quest 2. The computer also needs to meet the requirements for Oculus Link. Tips for setting up can be found on the relevant page of the Oculus support.
According to Facebook, Oculus Link cable offers the advantages of greater stability, better image quality and the ability to charge VR glasses during the game. In upcoming releases Air Link will continue to improve, he also worked with less than optimal network configurations.
Oculus Link will soon be possible with a frequency of 120 Hz
The second important feature of the new update — support for 120 Hz for Oculus Quest 2. She also is still experimental and must be enabled in the settings under “Experimental features”. With 72 or 120 instead of 90 Hz you can only use apps that are optimized for developers. Yet applications that conform to this. System apps continue to run at a frequency of 90 Hz.
Facebook notes that the 120Hz mode can impact the battery life and the temperature of the VR glasses, as well as the visual quality of the system’s functions.
There’s good news for gamers PC VR: in a later update Oculus Link by default, can work with PC VR applications at a frequency of 120 Hz.
Infinite Office — now with a virtual Desk
Update 28.0 Infinite Office gets a new experimental features. Virtual office, announced last year, is intended to facilitate the work in virtual reality. In update 25.0 Facebook introduced support for mice and trackpads Bluetooth earlier this year. Now you can draw a virtual table and track the physical keyboard. Currently only supports the Logitech K830 keyboard, keypad will be added later. Users can see how the 3D model of the keyboard and your hands in the process.
The latest update also includes the experimental dark theme for system apps and features and improves the Oculus hand tracking: when you take your thumb and fingers together, the cursor should no longer move. This is to simplify the interaction with the menu.
And last but not least: to be updated 28.0 Facebook fixes several bugs Guardian that some customers are experiencing as a result of previous updates: now the Quest must remember playing field and prevent surges network the Guardian and the tracing of error messages.