Good news, Beat fans! Beat Saber Oculus Quest casting is finally available from today at no extra cost!
Developer Beat Games just broke the news on Twitter (as seen below). The Quest version of Beat Saber, which launched alongside the headset late last month, was one of a handful of titles that didn’t work with casting. That meant you could enjoy the thrills of wireless beat-slashing on your standalone headset, but you couldn’t share that with friends not in VR. Now you’ll be able to cast to mobile devices and recent Chromecast models to get everyone in on the fun. Beat Saber Quest party, anyone?
Hey Oculus players! From now on, casting is possible on your Quests! ?? Woohoo! pic.twitter.com/edgQn4eoW1
— Beat Saber (@BeatSaber) June 5, 2019
The developer didn’t detail why the game didn’t launch with casting other than to say “There were a few aspects we needed to solve first.” Quest is different to other VR headsets that support Beat Saber. As a standalone system, its entirely self-contained, with no need for a PC or smartphone. That obviously makes the game more accessible but it also comes with its own set of challenges.
The update comes just ahead of the arrival of Beat Saber’s second music pack. The next DLC drop comes on June 10 (the same day as our Upload E3 VR Showcase!). We also know that Beat Saber on Quest will be getting support for custom songs in some form in the future. Lots to look forward to from Beat Games, then.