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Oculus Link: the wireless version not yet ready according to Facebook

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  • Oculus Link wireless: what to expect

According to Facebook, the wireless technology it has developed is not yet mature enough to truly replace the Oculus Link.

Nonetheless, the company continues to work on a solution that would allow Quest owners to use their device wirelessly with a nearby computer. In any case, that's what we learn in a interview with Prabhu Parthasarathy, Product Manager for the Oculus Quest 2, to our colleagues at UploadVR.



Unfortunately, it seems thatwe will have to wait a long time before taking advantage of this device. Indeed, Facebook engineers want an experience similar to that offered by the wired solution. With current technology, this is not yet the case according to Parthasarathy.

Oculus Link wireless: what to expect

As a reminder, the Oculus Link allows you to play Oculus Rift and Steam VR games and apps on the Quest by connecting the Quest to a PC using a USB cable. Still in beta, the feature will be released soon and should support Quest 2 soon.

As the Oculus Rift lineup bows out, Link is essential to the success of Quest 2 for Facebook. In any case, after the end of the Go, the Quest family is of the utmost importance in Facebook's strategy for virtual reality.

During Facebook Connect, the wireless version of the Link was mentioned as " Air Link ". Perhaps this is a sign that its exit is closer than what Parthasarathy wants to make believe?

For its part, the Quest 2 embeds the Qualcomm XR2 processor which is compatible with the 6 WiFi. The latter should ensure a more stable connection between the PC and the headset. Nonetheless, Facebook has yet to make a statement on the matter.



That said, the day the Oculus Link wireless version officially comes out, the Oculus Quest 2 will surely offer a better experience than its predecessor.



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