The recent update has expanded the library of Oculus Quest’s apps and games. Now, you can play 66 games and apps for Oculus Go and Gear VR on Oculus Quest. Here is how to do it.
How to play Oculus Go and Gear VR games on Oculus Quest
- Select “Library” on the home screen of Oculus Quest.
- Click “Quest” on the top left corner, and it will open the dropdown menu. And “Go/Gear VR” appears in the dropdown menu.
- Click “Go/Gear VR” in the dropdown menu.
- You now see three sections in the menu on the left: “Apps”, “Updates”, and “Not Installed”. You can find Go/Gear VR’s apps and games that are available on Quest in the “Not Installed” section.
- Click “Not Installed” and an app or game you want to play on the Quest, and it will download and install.
The apps and games that you installed can be found in the “Apps” section. Click the app or game to play.
If an update is available, you will see in the “Updates” section. Or, you will be notified and asked if you’d like to update when you start an app or game.
Not all apps and games are compatible
At the time of writing, there are 66 Go/Gear VR’s apps and games available to play on Oculus Quest. Go/Gear VR’s apps and games you never played won’t show up until you install on Oculus Go or Gear VR or download on the mobile app.
Please note that not all apps and games of Go/Gear VR are available for the Quest. If you don’t see the apps or games you have installed on Oculus Go or Gear VR in any section (Apps, Updates, and Not Installed) it’s not available for the Quest.
You can see a full list of “Oculus Go and Gear VR apps on Quest” here. Oculus plans to add more titles to be supported on Oculus Quest.
Some apps and games are 6DoF
It’s worth noting that some games are optimized for Quest’s six degrees of freedom to a certain extent. It will cause less motion sickness and give a more immersive and realistic experience.
For example, Sisters is a horror experience game. I played it a long time ago, but it was available for the Quest. So, I installed and played it. Then, I noticed that 6DoF works in the game, meaning that you can move in the room. Instead of sitting on the same spot in the room, you can get closer to the creepy doll, peek what’s behind the sofa, or check whatever gives you a creep.
Not only does the 6DoF make games more immersive and realistic, but also more comfortable and enjoyable. Roller coaster rides are more thrilling with less motion sickness. Horror games are scarier. If available, I suggest trying to play them on the Quest.