Last week, Oculus announced that a selection of Go apps were coming to Quest. It didn’t take long for them to arrive.
Over 60 Oculus Go games and experiences are available on Quest as part of this week’s update. Once you’ve installed the patch, you’ll be able to switch out ‘Devices’ in the Library tab on Quest. There, in the Not Installed section, you’ll find any Go apps you own that can be played on Quest. That includes two of the platform’s best games; Land’s End and A Night Sky.
Here’s what they look like running on the platform!
We do know that a selection of these apps support full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking. Others are locked to the 3DOF tracking seen on Go. We haven’t been able to make the distinction for each game yet, but both of these titles support 6DOF.
Long time Upload readers will know Land’s End has always held a special place in my heart. Monument Valley developer Ustwo created a powerfully immersive exploration game. Not only does it still hold up today, but the positional tracking lets you see it with fresh eyes for the first time in four years. I shimmied along cliff faces and stood with the waves washing up on my feet. It was just as striking as it was all those years ago.
A Night’s Sky
Meanwhile, A Night Sky has always been an effective introduction to the wonders of VR. Coatsink’s sky-gazing showcase was first designed for the Go and Gear’s respective 3DOF motion controllers. On Quest, though, the app supports 6DOF hand-tracking. It feels much more natural and even more comfortable inside the headset.
We’ve also tried Dream Dev Studios’ Death Horizon. It’s a bit of an odd choice for a Quest release as Death Horizon: Reloaded came out for the headset last week. The Go version is all 3DOF, too, so the difference is night and day. E McNeil’s Tactera, meanwhile, can be played with full 6DOF controls and feels right at home.
These are just two apps, though. We’ll continue to tinker with the other experiences and see what’s possible. Facebook also says it will bring more games and apps to the headset in the future so stay tuned.