Oculus Link is out in beta now, so you can plug a Quest into your PC to play Rift games

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Today, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus announced that Oculus Link, which lets you plug a standalone Quest headset into your gaming PC so you can play Oculus Rift games, is out now in beta. On its own, the cordless Quest is less powerful than its wired cousin, the Rift S. But by plugging the Quest directly into a VR-ready PC with Oculus Link, it seems like it could be able to run much more powerful VR experiences if Link works as promised.

Oculus says on a support page that you’ll need to have a “high-quality” USB 3 cable and a computer that supports a list of minimum requirements, which are mostly the same as those for the Rift S, including an Intel i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X processor or greater. If you’ve got those…

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Author: Jay Peters