Oculus Quest 2 does not support Oculus Go games

Joanna Estrada
October 18, 2020

But one thing the new VR device can't do that the Quest's first version could is access the Oculus Go's library of apps and games. That's a big deal because the SideQuest marketplace can only be used after players have gone through additional steps to sideload it onto their Oculus Quest, showing that players are hungry for as much content as they can possibly get.

A new report from the folks over at UploadVR has confirmed that Quest 2 buyers that have failed to create new Facebook accounts or recover dormant accounts have been left with expensive paperweights, through no fault of their own.

What might be even more impressive is that indie developers behind games like Hand Physics Lab and Deism, which are only available on the SideQuest platform, are seeing huge sales boosts and increased downloads from Quest 2 owners. Until Carmack's tweet, Facebook had not given any indication that Oculus Go games would not work on the Oculus Quest.

On the original Oculus Quest, dozens of Oculus Go games were supported. Oculus promised in a statement to UploadVR that this wouldn't permanently compromise access to purchased games. "Someone may temporarily experience an issue accessing content if they have trouble logging in to Quest 2 with their Facebook account, but they will be able to access their content once those login issues are resolved". With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that Facebook is moving beyond gaming with this headset by incorporating social media elements into the mix as well with its new Horizon VR experience. It may reinstate them if users send pictures of driver's licenses or other proof of identity, but the process can be slow, impersonal, and hit-or-miss thanks to Facebook's massive scale.

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