Oculus has announced a major update for the Quest 2, including the Oculus Air Link feature that lets you wirelessly play PC VR games with native support for 120 Hz.
Previously you could already use the Oculus Link feature to connect to a gaming PC with a USB-C cable so that the Quest PC could play VR games.
Oculus Air Link is the new evolution thereof and allows the Quest 2 to connect to a gaming PC via WiFi. This would allow games like Half-Life: Alyx to be played without cables. The feature will be released first in Experimental mode, and Oculus states that the Oculus Link still has the “highest quality visuals possible.”
Native 120 Hz support and Infinite Office
Currently, Quest 2 runs at 90 Hz by default, but it increases it to a 120 Hz display refresh rate. This feature will also be available in Experimental mode, and apps may start supporting it soon.
The last major feature for the v28 update is for Infinite Office. This is a feature where you can show a real desk, your keyboard, and mouse in VR to continue working while you have a Quest on your head. Again, this feature will first be available in Experimental mode. It will mainly work with Bluetooth keyboards. You can also link a physical keyboard with the Quest 2, presenting your hands and keyboard in VR in 3D. The first to support this is the Logitech K830.
This v28 update is rolling out slowly, but users of the Quest should use it soon. Both the Quest 2 and PC have to run on v28 to get everything working.
This news precedes the first Oculus Gaming Showcase on April 21, showing updates to Pistol Whip, Lone Echo 2, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and more.